Getting at assets and telephone records after winning lawsuit?
April 8, 2007 12:18 PM Subscribe
Lawsuitfilter: I've won a small claims lawsuit. They've failed to pay up. How do I find their telephone provider (and other details) so I can get at their assets? [MI]
posted by cgs06 to law & government (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Long story short: I take crooked furniture dealer (New York City) to court. I win, but they refuse to pay. I have to locate their assets before I call in the marshals. I can use information subpoenas on any business in NY to try to figure out where the furniture dealer keeps its money.
I know where the dealer does business. I know its telephone number. I know its website. I've located its website provider -- no problem there. I'd like to find out (a) who the dealer's telephone provider is so I can subpoena their billing records (b) who the dealer's landlord is, for the same reason (c) any other bright ideas you might have to help me figure out where the dealer keeps its money -- or any suggestions about how best to use information subpoenas.
With (a) in particular -- I've called up Verizon, but they won't tell me whether or not the number in question is provided by Verizon (or anyone else, for that matter.) How can I, given a number, figure out who's providing the service?