We obtained a small judgment in favor of a consumer against a furniture store chain for the sale of a defective chair it refused to replace. The furniture chain had numerous unpaid judgments. It was unlikely to have a lot of cash on hand if a levy was attempted, and we had no information as to its bank accounts. Additionally, the chain ignored information subpoenas. We didn’t want to incur fees and costs for investigation and the like that would deplete the client’s recovery.
Realizing that people frequently pay for furniture with credit cards, we obtained a garnishment order from the court on the sums due to the furniture chain under its merchant account with a major bank. It took two attempts to get the court to understand what we were attempting, but after the order was entered two-thirds of the judgment amount was recovered on the first attempt and we are going back for the rest. Since we had obtained a treble damage award, the client has already been made whole. Not to be chastened, the furniture chain called demanding the chair back! (That’s not happening.)
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At Sandelands Eyet, our lawyers strive to obtain favorable results for our clients. If you have been wronged, we will go to court on your behalf to ensure that you receive the justice you deserve. Our defective products lawyers work tirelessly to ensure that the sellers and makers of faulty products do not get away with hurting their customers. If you have a defective product case in New Jersey, call (908) 470-1200 for a free consultation.