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Question: “pnc bank put a judgement on me and i was never was served no court papers isnt that illegal and how can i get the jungement off me and how long does it take im selling my house and the closing in two weeks that how i found out the title company wont release my title”
Answer: It’s possible to legally get a judgment even if the defendant hasn’t been served if the plaintiff jumps through a few hoops. For example, if the plaintiff can’t find you after a reasonable effort, and notified you via publication, or mailed a copy to your last known address then it may be able to get the judgment. The good news is that you can usually have the judgment removed if you file a motion to vacate the judgment and explain that you were never served. Prior to filing such a motion, I would go to the courthouse and review the case in its entirety (it will explain why the lawsuit was able to move forward even if you weren’t personally served). After you find out the reason the case moved forward, you can address it in your motion to vacate.
If the judge grants the motion, then the lien will be lifted pending a new trial. The problem is that it may not be lifted in two weeks. In addition, the judge may put a freeze on any proceeds you get from the sale of the house so the funds can be used to pay the judgment if PNC wins at trial again.
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