In 2016 I took assignment against a scammer who had nothing, nothing, nothing. No assets at all. So why did I take it?
Through my research I discovered that he had a lawsuit against Kaiser Hospital and his own family members for wrongful death of their father. It was a sad situation. He sued for 1.3 million or so.
So, do I wait for him to win, and then levy his bank accounts?
No. What I did was immediately place a lien on his lawsuit. That means that before there is any pay out or even any negotiations for settlement, the parties would have to contact me, and include me in any decisions.
What’s going on now? Nothing. I’m waiting for the lawsuit to work its way through the courts. Takes time, as you know.
Meanwhile, that case is pending as I get on to other cases.
Amount of time invested is about ½ hour.
If it pays off, I’m good. If it doesn’t, it’s ½ hour.
Point: There are a lot of ways to enforce a judgment. You just have to know them. Even scammers with nothing may have something in the future. We have to know where to look, and how to act.
Then get on with other cases.