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Suing for NSF or Stop Pay Checks

If a person writes you a bad check, either due to insufficient funds or writing it and then stopping payment on it, you may be able to sue them in a California Small Claims Court. The law may even allow you to also recoup damages equivalent to three times the value of the check (up to a maximum of $1,500). However, you must satisfy a few conditions before you bring … [Read More...]


Timing Your California Small Claims Claims Court Case

If you find yourself in a situation that you feel should be escalated to the next level and you’re thinking of heading to small claims court, don’t delay filing your claim. You must file your lawsuit within a specific window of time or lose out forever. This time window is known as the Statute of Limitations. How Long Do I Have? In California, your time frame to … [Read More...]


Court Judgments and Credit Reports

There are some major changes underway in how public records like court judgments (including small claims court judgments) and tax liens are reported to the three major credit bureaus Experian, Equifax, and Transunion. These changes are due in large part to a new "National Consumer Assistance Plan," that followed a multi-state settlement in 2016 involving 31 state … [Read More...]


So You Want to be a Judgment Enforcer?

When you think of the legal process you’ve probably heard of lawyers, judges, court reporters, and even courtroom artists. One never seen but whose role is equally important, is a judgment enforcement professional. A judgment enforcer buys uncollected court-ordered judgments and then uses every legal means available to ensure the judgment is paid in full. It’s a … [Read More...]


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