I had a 3000 judgment against me fr the us DA which I paid promptly but 1 year down the road upon selling my house background check still showed judgement lien on me and the house. I called the court clerk where I paid me fee and she said they lost my paperwork and they never serve the original lien in the first place. She said to have the escrow company call her and she will let them know I don't owe anything. This is not acceptable as it is affecting my background check, credit score, ability to find work ... In the future. How can I have them work to resolve the mistake they made in my case. Do I go to court? Will my attorney fee be covered? Thank.
The same court also lost my passport when I initially surrendered it but never gave it back to me. How can I have them pay for my new one?
These are correctable mistakes and mistakes happen. It's not my intention to minimize what you're dealing with although these are certainly correctable. No, you don't have to go to court on something like this.
1) Write the DA a letter regarding the judgment paid in full. Did you pay by check or credit card? Show them the proof that you paid and request that they take action to remove it because it is affecting your credit report, which ought to be clean of this issue. Wait a couple of weeks, then call them to follow up.
2) If your passport is lost of stolen, you do have a responsibility to report it to the agency that issued the passport. They have forms online which you mail it. You could have a long wait if you're expecting them to pay for your passport. If you need your passport, just apply for a new one and, you can certainly ask for reimbursement, although I don't think that the DA will agree to it.
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