Committee Reports

Comments on Proposed Reforms Relating to Consumer Credit Cases


In a joint report, the Committees on Civil Court and Consumer Affairs expressed support for the Office of Court Administration’s proposed reforms for consumer credit cases, which include: 1) adoption of statewide affidavit forms for use in seeking entry of default judgments; 2) expansion of notice requirements to defendants; and 3) adoption of pro se court forms currently used in New York City. Together, the report states, the proposed reforms will help ensure that plaintiffs meet the required evidentiary requirements for entry of default judgments and will facilitate the fair administration of justice in these cases by improving access to the courts for unrepresented defendants. In their comments, the Committees recommended several changes to make the proposed reforms more effective.


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