Consult with a NY business bankruptcy lawyer in a confidential setting about your particular claims and the proposed note from your boss. The point is that certain wage and benefit claims are entitled to special priority status in bankruptcy.
Tickets resulting in fines due to governmental units are typically not dischargeable in bankruptcy but maybe paid out over time through a chapter 13 wage-earner plan if you qualify. Taxes are tricky in terms of what may be discharged and what tax debt is off limits. Sit down with an experienced New York consumer bankruptcy attorney to learn your options in these areas.
Depositions and fact discovery may be the critical window into defendant's defense that your husband needs to know about before he gets to trial. It is unlikely that defendant will waive its right to depose your husband for the same reason. He should have his case strategy, evidence and burden of proof critiqued by an experienced trial lawyer.
Confer with an experienced New York trial lawyer about vacating a default judgment. The rules are tricky (even for judges) and not entirely intuitive. CPLR 5015 requires the motion to be made within one year after service of a copy of the judgment or order with written notice of entry upon the moving party. There are other grounds as well, including fraud and lack of jurisdiction, but these are all fact-specific. My recommendation is that you obtain solid legal advice and have your motion...
You do not have to agree. to a second extension of time. If you do, you can certainly condition your consent on defendant's agreement to waive jurisdictional defenses. If you don't, the defendant will likely seek an enlargement of time from the court. It is always a good idea to consult with an attorney familiar with the rules of court and local practice.
You should consult with a trial lawyer in a confidential office setting where you can discuss the particulars of your question and the factual basis for entitlement to such drastic relief. Simply on the basis of your inquiry--without more--it does not appear there is sufficient basis for imposing sanctions against the lawyer under New York statutory and case law.
You do not offer enough information to make an intelligent assessment in this forum respecting purported judicial misconduct. In any case, the fact is that most state and federal court judges are extremely diligent, honest and competent. The fact that this particular judge disagreed with you and viewed your trial evidence and testimony differently from you does make him or her "corrupt." Judicial misconduct is a very serious charge and fairly rare within the United States judicial system. You...
The court rules can get complicated--with compliance conferences, pretrial discovery and motion practice--once issue is joined and the case is truly underway. You would do well to hire an experience attorney of your own to help guide you and advocate on your behalf. But to answer your question, you should file the demand for complaint, serve it upon plaintiff's attorney, and then file the affidavit of service with the Kings Supreme court clerk.
If you are a co-signer on the credit cards used by by your husband to incur this debt, it won't be the casinos coming after him, as much as the card issuers seeking to collect from you both. Contact and meet with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer to review the facts and circumstances in your particular situation.