New Consumer Credit Court Rules
New Court rules are now in effect for default judgment applications in consumer credit collection cases, specifically the collection of personal credit card debt, where such applications are made to the County Clerk under CPLR 3215(a). Section 202.6(b) requires the filing of a Request for Judicial Intervention, appearing as "RJI-RE: 202.6(b)" in the NYSCEF System, without a fee, in any application for a default judgment in a consumer credit matter made under these rules. In addition, specific affidavits are now required from the plaintiff. Further, Section 202.27-b requires the plaintiff to submit an additional Notice of a Consumer Credit Action in a stamped, unsealed envelope addressed to the defendant at the address where process was served with a return address of the Chief Clerk of the Court, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY 10601. In Westchester County, these notices should be submitted directly to the Office of the Chief Clerk of the Courts, on the 9th floor of the courthouse, either in person or by mail after the filing of the RJI-RE:202.6(b) in the NYSCEF System. If such notice is returned to the court as undeliverable, the plaintiff must submit a Certified Abstract of Driving Record issued from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles which displays an address which matches the service address. For more information on these new court rules, please visit http://nycourts.gov/rules/ccr/#1
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