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Posted: April 10, 2018

Court Cannot Consider Affirmative Defenses in Deciding Judgment by Default for Non-Appearance

On April 4, 2018, the Second Department issued a decision in Power Up Lending Group, Ltd. v. Cardinal Resources, Inc., 2018 NY Slip Op. 02351, holding that in deciding a motion for default due to non-appearance, a court could not consider affirmative defenses, explaining: Pursuant to CPLR 3215, a plaintiff may seek a default judgment… Read more »

Posted: January 1, 2018

Allegations of Badges of Fraud Sufficient to Support Actual Fraudulent Conveyance Claim

On December 14, 2017, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Capital One Equipment Finance Corp. v. Corrigan, 2017 NY Slip Op. 32632(U), holding that allegations of badges of fraud are sufficient to support a claim for actual fraudulent conveyance, explaining: Capital One also sufficiently states a claim against… Read more »

Posted: November 23, 2017

If a Debtor Controls Funds Escrowed to Pay Specific Creditors, Those Funds Are Subject to Other Creditors’ Claims

On November 15, 2017, the Second Department issued a decision in Freedman v. Hason, 2017 NY Slip Op. 07977, holding that even if a debtor escrows funds to pay specific creditors, those funds are subject to the claims of other creditors if the debtor retains control of the funds, explaining: Hason’s contention that the proceeds… Read more »

Posted: May 7, 2017

Even if Statutory Basis for Attachment Met, Must be Showing Judgment Will Not Be Paid

On April 21, 2017, Justice Friedman of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Mascis Investment Partnership v. SG Capital Corp., 2017 NY Slip Op. 30813(U), holding that even where the statutory basis for an attachment is met, there must be a showing that there is a risk that the judgment will… Read more »

Posted: March 4, 2017

Motion to Correct Judgment Cannot be Used to Litigate New Issues

On February 15, 2017, Justice Ramos of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc. v. Hoey, 2017 NY Slip Op. 30303(U), denying a motion to correct a judgment because it sought to litigate new issues, explaining: A court has the inherent power to correct any mistake, defect or… Read more »

Posted: February 13, 2017

Court Finds Service of Information Subpoena/Restraining Notice on Party’s Counsel Adequate

On February 3, 2017, Justice Singh of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Deutsche Bank AG v. Sebastian Holdings Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op. 30241(U), holding that service of an information subpoena and restraining notice on a party’s counsel was sufficient service, explaining: Defendant argues that it was not properly served… Read more »

Posted: August 28, 2016

An Interested Person May be Allowed to Intervene in Special Proceeding to Recover Debt

On August 19, 2016, Justice Kornreich of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Wimbledon Financing Master Fund, Ltd. v. Bergstein, 2016 NY Slip Op. 31574(U), discussing the standard for intervention in a special proceeding to turn over funds to satisfy a judgment: Under CPLR 1012, a non-party shall be permitted to… Read more »

Posted: April 27, 2016

Rule 69, Which Provides that Money Judgments are Executed Under State Law, Applies to State Substantive Law

On April 11, 2016, the Second Circuit issued a decision in Mitchell v. Garrison Protective Servs., Inc., 15‐2137‐CV, discussing the procedure in federal court for collecting a judgment under state law as mandated by F.R.C.P. 69.     Mitchell involved a challenge to determinations made in the course of a proceeding to collect on a judgment…. Read more »