I wanted to give everybody a quick update on collections. I know that many of you are anxious for an update on the debt sale. Regretfully, I have nothing to tell you yet. I expect to have another update on this subject early next week (Monday or Tuesday).
In the meantime, I want to give you an update on the accounts in the legal test. We have obtained service on 12 of the suits – and have sent “proof of service” back to the courts. Another 41 have been formally entered on the dockets of the court in and are currently out for service. I would believe that some number of these have been served, but we only have a “batch” interface with the process servers, so I don’t have real time date on this. Finally there are 7 suits on which we are waiting for the “file stamped” copy back from the court to send out to service.
At this point, we keep pushing for service. Once we have received proof of service, the minimum time to move for default judgment is 30 days. As a rule, the law firm will wait until 45 days after the service date to file a request for default judgment. Thus far, none of the defendants have “answered” the suit.
On other topics, I will be making my monthly trip to AmSher on 5/15 & 5/16. I will dedicate another posting to the current state of collections and AmSher after I return.