TakeItAll Posted October 30, 2018 Report Share Posted October 30, 2018 I do not yet have the actual files in this case because the court claims that there has been no activity in the case. What little information I do have will be listed below. On or around 2007, a certain attorney contacted me about a hospital bill I never paid. If I recall, I didn't pay the bill because I didn't think Advil should be $40 and band-aids, $10. I was a young dummy I guess. In 2008 or 2009, they won a default judgment. The amount was $920. I have no idea if I was served but I am waiting on all docs from the court. It will take a while because and docs they have are from an inactive case. Fair enough. Two months ago, I sold my house. A title company found the judgment and wanted it fixed before the closing. I tried calling the attorney on file but he claimed that another attorney had it. I called that attorney several times to discuss the matter only. I never got a hold of him and he never called back. I, therefore, was required to leave twice the amount in Escrow until the judgment is up (which is soon). This is where things get ugly. In the last few days, my bank tried to contact me. As it turns out, this new attorney, for which I have NEVER had contact with, put a court-ordered freeze on about $4000 in one of my accounts. I called the bank. They gave me his name and number. He is likely the lowest of the low in the attorney world. Even attorneys don't like him. I called the attorneys office and asked for any information they could give me. He said he would speak to the attorney and get back to me but it might be quicker to get it from the courts. I did that today. There is nothing anyone can see recent at the courts so I will have to wait until they pull them. So, the questions. Can an attorney who has never contacted me put a freeze on my bank account? I am in New York. Can they even collect past 6 years SOL? My understanding is that medical bills have a SOL of 6 years. Or does that not count if they have a default judgment against me from nearly 10 years ago? The money is still in my account but an attorney I spoke with (very quickly) said that the court order is forthcoming. Not sure where he got that from. Thoughts? Are the four times the original amount interest and other fees? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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