Thursday, May 14, 2009

Most Court Judgments Go Uncollected

After you win your court judgment, most of the time you can't collect without an extraordinary investment of time and effort. Judges admit most judgments go uncollected. According to Judge Roderic Duncan in his book Win Your Lawsuit,
"The Legislature has passed many laws to protect people who have little money from losing what is left."
The laws are punishing towards the plaintiff making it extremely difficult to collect their judgment. There are enormous fees and legal services charges involved.

The court might as well not have a Small Claims Division collecting fees if people are unable to collect.