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Which name should be used by Plaintiff to collect a deficiency judgment? Is "Successor by Merger" required by law?

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Wachovia Bank N.A. lended money in 2007.
Wachovia merged to Wells Fargo in 2008.
Wachovia Bank N.A. filed the Deficiency judgment case in 2010.
Can Wachovia Bank N.A. collect after they merged to another institution with another name?
The debt is filed under Wells Fargo N.A. name in the credit bureaus.

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Attorney answers 1


You aren't going to get anywhere claiming that you don't owe the debt because someone else became the successor in interest later on. You still owe the money.

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