Miss Abbie Posted February 23, 2019 Report Share Posted February 23, 2019 Greetings I am being sued in New York small claims court by Cavalry for just over a thousand dollars. In New York, a group called CLARO (college students in training) will give limited advice and legal services to people like myself who cannot afford an attorney. They drafted my Request for Production and told me to return to them when and if I received it. Well, when I did, I returned to them with the files Cavalry sent, but things didn’t go as I had hoped. Cavalry sent the usual junk, a year’s worth of monthly statements with parts of the account number redacted at the bottom of several of them, a supposed bill of sale from Citibank, also heavily redacted, and a notarized affidavit from “an employee” of Citibank who of course claims to have “personal knowledge” and can vouch for everything under the soon. They did not include various other things, including an accounting of all charges. After months of reading online I was happy to see Cavalry literally did EVERYTHING I read they would, including bogus affidavit and redacted bill of sale. I was sure CLARO would see this information and draft out some type of form to submit to the court to have both items kept out of evidence before I returned to court next month. Sadly, the original person who drafted my Letter for Production and told me to keep coming back and “DO NOT SETTLE THIS CASE,” was not available to me and I was assigned a new person, who was overseen by two other people, who simply claimed they could not help and it was outside the scope of what they did. They told me to simply return for my court date (March 6) and I left feeling really deflated. That was about 3 weeks ago and then as my court date started looming, I realized that maybe I had wasted time and should have taken things more in my own hands. Long story short, is it too late to keep the Bill of Sale and Affidavit off the record? My case is still in the infancy stage, I have only been to court once and it was adjourned. Please help, while some CLARO reps and contributing lawyers can be awesome and will represent you at various court dates, but NOT in the actual trial, some are uncaring and seem to be there only to lead people to slaughter and convince them to settle. For instance, at my first court date, one lawyer, heavily pregnant and obviously tired and overburdened, was representing me for the day and 11 other people- all by herself. She also clearly wanted me to settle as most other people in the room were doing. She basically told me Cavalry is one of the few debt buyers who will bring in witnesses and that I’d most likely lose. I’m smart and can write up things myself, but I need guidance when it comes to the formalities of filing motions to do things like request the judge throw out the bill of sale and affidavit, as well as requesting entire unredacted bill of sale, and quoting the proper New York State laws to do all of this and attack their entire case. I’m on my own and ready to fight and do the work myself, but I need a bit of good advice. Thank you to anyone who is willing to offer that advice… I’m listening. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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