2006 New York Code - Duty To Pay Judgments.



 
    §  1813-A. Duty to pay judgments. (a) Any person, partnership, firm or
  corporation which is sued in a commercial claims part for any  cause  of
  action  arising  out  of its business activities, shall pay any judgment
  rendered against it in its true name or in any name in which it conducts
  business. "True name" includes the legal name of a  natural  person  and
  the  name  under  which  a partnership, firm or corporation is licensed,
  registered,  incorporated  or  otherwise  authorized  to  do   business.
  "Conducting  business" as used in this section shall include, but not be
  limited to, maintaining  signs  at  business  premises  or  on  business
  vehicles;  advertising;  entering  into contracts; and printing or using
  sales slips, checks, invoices or receipts.  Whenever a judgment has been
  rendered against a person, partnership, firm  or  corporation  in  other
  than  its true name and the judgment has remained unpaid for thirty-five
  days after receipt by the judgment debtor of notice of  its  entry,  the
  aggrieved  judgment  creditor shall be entitled to commence an action in
  commercial claims part or in any  other  court  of  otherwise  competent
  jurisdiction   against   such   judgment   debtor,  notwithstanding  the
  jurisdictional limit of the court, for the sum of the original judgment,
  costs, reasonable attorney's fees, and one hundred dollars.
    (b) Whenever a judgment  which  relates  to  activities  for  which  a
  license  is  required  has  been  rendered  against  a business which is
  licensed by a state or  local  licensing  authority  and  which  remains
  unpaid  for  thirty-five  days  after  receipt by the judgment debtor of
  notice of its entry and the judgment has not been  stayed  or  appealed,
  the  state  or  local licensing authority shall consider such failure to
  pay if deliberate or part of a pattern  of  similar  conduct  indicating
  recklessness, as a basis for the revocation, suspension, conditioning or
  refusal  to  grant  or  renew  such  license.  Nothing  herein  shall be
  construed to preempt an  authority's  existing  policy  if  it  is  more
  restrictive.
    (c)  The  clerk shall attach to the notice of suit required under this
  article a notice of the duty imposed by this section.

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