Judgment Collection – Family Law – $80,000
Location: Los Angeles
Case Details: In a Family Law case, the debtor had avoided payments for over 10 years on a lump sum judgment. We established that the debtor had transferred tens of thousands of dollars to her children, and after multiple proceedings involving document subpoenas and debtor testimony, her kids were brought into court before the judge to testify regarding the transfers. On the day of testimony when everyone was in Court, Debtor agreed to settle, and made some phone calls. A Cashier’s check for $40,000.00 showed up before the end of the day, and the rest of the judgment is being paid on a payment plan.
Judgment Collection – $60,000
Location: Los Angeles
Case Details: Client was elderly and Judgment Debtor beat him up and broke his arm, and though Client had a judgment, it was never collectable. Judgment Debtors father passed away in Northern California, and in days we were on a plan up there to intervene in the probate proceedings to get the inheritance money before the debtor did. Debtor then attempted to give his share of the inheritance to his brother to frustrate collection efforts. A couple of plane trips later, the probate judge denied debtors attempts and our client was paid in full from the probate estate.
Failed Business Venture Judgement Recovery – $80.000
Location: Los Angeles / Westwood
Case Details: Client: J. Fine. Client owed money to multiple people from a failed business venture and even bragged in a deposition about owing millions and not paying anyone. He had his own corporation, paid himself almost no wages but “loaned” money to himself, and had assets held in the name of his mother, who had never even lived in this country. By putting the assets of the business in jeopardy due debtors improper conduct, the debtor entered a voluntary pay plan to settle the judgment, and paid as promised.
Judgment for unpaid advertising services – $65,000
Location: Los Angeles/Glendale
Case Details: Creditor: Insweb Corp Debtor- Large local insurance brokerage. Judgment: $50k collected before debtor filed bankruptcy. Local large insurance brokerage was in financial distress and our client was one of many they owed money to. The bankruptcy is still ongoing, but aggressive collection efforts and proper lien placement not only resulted in our client getting paid when nobody else did, but ensure that even in spite of the bankruptcy, our client will get paid on the judgment.