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Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont Successfully Vacates a Docketed Judgment for Small Business Owner
August 18, 2023
The case concerned a small business owner facing a docketed judgment of over $100,000. The judgment had been docketed nearly 11 months before the Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont was retained. The business owner initially believed that the case had been dismissed, a misunderstanding that arose during a court hearing where he represented himself.
During that hearing, the judge informed the business owner that he needed to find legal representation, as New Jersey law prohibits businesses from representing themselves in court. The business owner misinterpreted this directive, mistakenly believing the case had been dismissed. As a result, a judgment was obtained and docketed against him.
Attorney Peter Lamont filed a motion to vacate the docketed judgment. The motion argued that the court had failed to properly document the case's procedural history, leading to the business owner's misunderstanding and the subsequent docketing of the judgment.
After reviewing the motion and hearing oral arguments, the Court concurred with Lamont's position. The judgment was successfully vacated, providing significant relief to the firm's client. This outcome underscores the importance of proper legal representation and serves as a victory for the Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont.
Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont Secures Dismissal of Counterclaim for Client
April 4, 2023
The case involved a breach of contract claim arising out of a commercial lease. In its Answer, the landlord included a counterclaim alleging claims for defamation and defamation per se. Attorney Peter Lamont file a Motion to Dismiss the Defamation counts from the counterclaim. In his motion, Lamont argued that Defendant failed to state a cause of action and that the alleged statements were not defamatory pursuant to the Litigation Exemption.
After hearing oral argument, the Court agreed with Lamont and dismissed the defamation counterclaims with prejudice. The Litigation Exemption shields parties from defamation claims that arise from statements made in the course of litigation. In this case, the allegedly defamatory statements were deemed to fall within the scope of the Litigation Exemption. Therefore, Defendant could not sustain a viable cause of action for defamation or defamation per se. The Court's decision to dismiss the defamation counterclaims with prejudice is a victory for the firm's client.
Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont Wins Order to Show Cause to Vacate Default and Unfreeze Funds
March 27, 2023
Peter J. Lamont, Esq. successfully argued an Order to Show Cause to vacate a default judgment and unfreeze funds seized from a client improperly served in the underlying lawsuit.
The suit was originally filed five years ago, and service was attempted on our client at an address where he never resided. Despite the improper service, the plaintiff continued with the lawsuit and obtained a default judgment. Thereafter it
froze our client's funds through a bank levy, causing significant financial hardship and distress.
At the hearing, Peter J. Lamont, Esq. provided compelling evidence and persuasive legal arguments demonstrating that the firm's client was never properly served. As a result, the court never had jurisdiction to enter the default judgment. Furthermore, he argued that seizing our client's funds based on an invalid judgment was unjust and violated our client's rights. The Court agreed, vacated the default, and issued an order releasing the client's funds.
NJ Attorney Peter J. Lamont Announces His New Book, "The Complete Guide to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: A Roadmap For Financial Recovery"
March 25, 2023
Peter J. Lamont, Esq. released his new book, The Complete Guide to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: A Roadmap For Financial Recovery. The book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.
When the weight of financial burdens becomes too heavy to bear, "The Complete Guide to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: A Roadmap for Financial Recovery" provides the essential knowledge and resources needed to navigate the often daunting bankruptcy process.
"The Complete Guide to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy" is more than just a practical guide; it's a lifeline for those struggling with unmanageable debt. This book offers hope and guidance to those seeking a fresh start, empowering you with the tools to make a triumphant return to financial stability.