How do I get a stidfied judgement removed from the court system?

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How do I get a stidfied judgement removed from the court system?

About 6 years ago my checking account was garnished for $1034 for a judgement filed by an attorney’s office representing a creditor. A few days ago I was denied approval on an apartment because this judgement is showing as still outstanding. Today I called the court and was told that I need a “Notice of Satisfaction” for the attorney’s office. In contacting the office, they said my account had be returned to the creditor 5 years ago. I contacted the creditor and they act as if they know nothing about this. What can I do to get this resolved?

Asked on May 23, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Maryland

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The Judgment is more than likely appearing on your credit report, which is why you were not approved for the apartment. Once the judgment was paid through garnishment, the creditor or creditors attorney should of mailed you and the court a notice of satisfaction the debt was paid. Hopefully you still have evidence of the garnishment to show the court, if not, you will have to continue to contact the creditor or current holder of the debt to retrieve this information. 


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