Advice and negotiation regarding current litigation. Client speaks limited English.

JD is a senior with mobility issues. He has insurance through Medicaid. He had surgery last year. A bill from that surgery that went to collections and resulted in a Special Civil judgment against JD. Some of the JD’s assets were frozen in his bank account, which Consumer Law Clinic attorneys successful got released. The Special Civil case still remains with a judgment against JD. Attorneys at the clinic asked the Plaintiff’s counsel to drop the case because the client has limited income and Plaintiff’s counsel sounded amenable to the possibility but has yet to drop the case. A volunteer attorney could help JD to resolve the Superior Court case dismissed either through further outreach to Plaintiff’s counsel or outreach to Medicaid

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