original debt was paid off after 5 years of garnishment
General Practice Lawyer
Interest accrues after judgment in NY at a rate of 9% per year. I would ask HR to provide a copy of the 'new garnishment' figures, as you should really check on the calculation.
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Interest is 9 percent per year so if you were only paying the principal you likely owe more money.
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