How can I get a judgment lifted and suspension of my driver’s license reversed?

UPDATED: Aug 10, 2011

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How can I get a judgment lifted and suspension of my driver’s license reversed?

Approximately 16 years ago, a judgment was awarded in favor of a car rental company in the amount of $1400. The suit arose from a claim of damage to a rental car. The damage was allegedly discovered when the company came to my residence to retrieve their property. This damage did not occur as the result of an auto accident. I never appeared in court to defend myself. I only became aware of the judgment in 1998, when the MD MVA suspended my driver’s license.

Asked on August 10, 2011 Maryland

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You have an unsatisfied judgment of $1,400.00 resulting from a default entered against you. Interest has accrued on this judgment at the legal rate, presumably 10% per annum in your state.

The only way you can remove the suspension of your driver's license resulting from this $1,400.00 judgment is to have it satisfied in full where you receive a signed, notarized, and dated "full satisfaction of judgment" filed in the court where the judgment arose.

The only way you can get a satisfaction of judgment is to contact the judgment creditor owning this $1,400.00 judgment and work out some agreement where a certain sum of money is paid in exchange for the "full satisfaction of judgment".

Once you have this document, you contact your state's department of motor vehicles and provide a copy of it to this entity.


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