My question involves collection proceedings in the State of New York:
I was never served in a 1991 action. A default judgment was issued 2003. A traverse hearing on service was ordered but never entertained after attorney quit despite my requests. After 17 years of never receiving any demands to pay or act in any manner, a renewal judgment was entered. I was never served and had no notice of the action.
QUESTION: can a renewal judgement in NY be issued long after ten years - it is 17 years now. I thought I read that the renewal had to be done before the first ten years were up. Comments? Both actions (now there are 2 index #s that must be vacated) but can a renewal be made after !7 years when there was no attempts to collect?