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Practical Skills – Judgment Enforcement: A Case Study – Sanchez v. Smith

Practical Skills – Judgment Enforcement: A Case Study – Sanchez v. Smith

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In this 6-hour CLE, the panel will be working from a hypothetical case study to provide an overview of key steps on how to collect and enforce a judgment.

Topics will include:

  • Setting the Table – What is a Judgement and What is a Collection?
  • Initial Steps to Take
  • Advanced and Problem Areas
  • Ethical Considerations – Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and NYS Consumer Protection Law
  • Q&A

Attorneys can earn 5.5 credits in skills and 0.5 credit in ethics!


Practical Skills: Judgment Enforcement A Case Study – Sanchez v. Smith

Case Study for the Day

Sanchez Corp., owned by Rick Sanchez, is a portal gun manufacturer (interdimensional travel is bleeding edge tech). Smith Industrials, Ltd. owned by Morty Smith, is a reseller of, among other things, portal guns in the greater New York City metropolitan area with his primary location in Long Island City. Smith Industrials has not been in business for that long, however, and its business credit score – its Dun and Bradstreet score – is not that great. Smith Industrials issued a purchase order to Sanchez Corp. for 10,000 portal guns, with payment terms net 45 days. Because of its low credit score, which indicated a higher credit risk, Sanchez Corp.’s credit department was not comfortable extending that much credit to Smith Industrials. The credit department required Morty Smith, its owner, sign a personal guarantee of the obligations of Smith Industrials to Sanchez Corp.

Ultimately, Smith Industrials failed to pay for all of those portal guns and Sanchez Corp. was required to commence a litigation in the Supreme Court, Queens County to recover the unpaid amounts. Judgment was entered against Smith Industrials and Morty Smith, jointly and severally in the amount of $1.2 million.

You are an attorney at Plumbus Law, LLP and you were given the newly entered judgment to enforce against Smith Industrials and Morty Smith. You have no idea what to do, where to look, or really, anything about collecting on a judgment.

Today, we will walk you through the practical skills of how to collect and enforce the judgment.

Start Date:
  • May 14, 2021
Start Time:
  • 9:00 AM
End Time:
  • 3:10 PM
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 0.5
Skills Credit(s):
  • 5.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 6.0
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0KS51
Section Member Price: $100.00
NYSBA Member Price: $125.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $175.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • General Practice Section