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Amendment to the New Jersey Uniform Commercial Code

Posted in Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights, Business & Corporate, Collections, Stark News

The New Jersey Uniform Commercial Code (the “UCC”) was amended, effective May 11, 2015, imposing new requirements on the filing of a financing statement to perfect a security interest in collateral within the scope of Article 9 of the UCC. The amendment provides that in order to be sufficient, a financing statement must state that… Continue Reading

Collecting Out-of-State Judgments in New Jersey

Posted in Collections

When considering collecting a judgment obtained in another state against a New Jersey state resident or a corporation doing business in New Jersey, it is relatively easy to obtain a docketed New Jersey judgment by virtue of N.J.S.A. 2A:49A-25, et. (the “Act”). The process only takes three to four weeks, but it does involve notice… Continue Reading

Collecting Prejudgment Interest on Debts

Posted in Business & Corporate, Collections

I am often asked by clients whether prejudgment interest can be obtained from debtors on unpaid claims. Prejudgment interest is usually awarded by the courts in New Jersey only when a written contract exists between the creditor and the debtor which includes a provision for the assessment of interest if payment is not received by the creditor in a timely manner.