A long road for my client has ended in Palisades Collection, L.L.C. and its attorneys (fellow debt collectors) Wolpoff & Abramson, L.L.P. dismissing their collection lawsuit against him that was filed in the Solano County Superior Court demanding $7,242.73.
Wolpoff & Abramson obtained a default judgment without my client's knowledge. My client made a motion to set aside the default judgment, which was granted by the court despite Wolpoff & Abramson's opposition. Ultimately, after receiving my client's written discovery requests Palisades Collection and Wolpoff & Abramson dismissed the lawsuit, over one year after it had been filed.
This case is another reminder that default judgments are often taken against consumer defendants in debt collection lawsuits. If you find out about the lawsuit after default has been entered against you, you may be able to have the court set aside the default judgment.
Consumer advocate and credit expert Bud Hibbs has information about Palisades Collection, LLC that you can read by clicking here. Bud also has extensive information about Wolpoff & Abramson that you can read by clicking here, and indeed Bud ranks Wolpoff & Abramson as among the ten worst debt collection agencies.
Always consult with a consumer attorney if you are sued by a debt collector. California residents can contact me for a free consultation. Consumers outside California should visit the National Association of Consumer Advocates to locate an attorney.