Gambling debt over 20 year's old

by Mark Varducci
(Bradenton, Fl. USA)

I just received today a certified letter from Broward county fla., I live Manatee county which is on the other side of the state. O.K. So my question is that I had a gambling debt from 1989 from a casino in NJ. The letter said that there was a Foreign Judgement entered in May of 2009 in NJ now I was never notified of this event. How can they do this and what recourse do I have to correct this situation. thank's in advance.

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Sep 29, 2010
20 Year Old Gambling Debt
by: Mary

Thanks for submitting your debt collection question on our Q&A page.

I recommend that you get in touch right away with a consumer law attorney because it will be difficult if not impossible for you to try to resolve on your own a legal problem in New Jersey when you live in Florida. You can contact a consumer law attorney in your area with experience handling debt collection cases. Find out how to get FREE or low cost legal advice about debt collection from a consumer law attorney here.

The fact that you were unaware of the lawsuit against you leads me to believe that you were not legally notified of the fact that you had been sued. If I am correct, then the attorney may be able to get the judgment against you vacated, or thrown out. Finally, the attorney can determine whether or not you should have been sued in the first place given that your gambling is so old. This is because all states establish a statute of limitations on different kinds of debt. While the statute of limitations on your gambling debt is in effect, you can be sued for the money you owe, but once the statute of limitations expires, you cannot be.

Obviously, there are a number of issues to explore related to your gambling debt in New Jersey, so I urge you to talk with an attorney immediately. Please share what happens with your situation in the comments section for this question. We are very interested in hearing how this turns out for you, and your experience can help others who are struggling with debt collectors.

Aug 31, 2011
out of country casino debt
by: Derek

Can a casino from out of the country collect casino debt in the United States?

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