Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 21, 2016, 2:19pm


PHILADELPHIA – A defendant in a motor vehicle contract case being heard in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas has filed for and been granted a statutory exemption.

Defendant Felicia Hampton filed a motion for this statutory $300 exemption on Feb. 17, in connection with used household furnishing and clothing. Hampton maintained her wages from her employer, the Freedom Credit Union in Philadelphia, were deposited electronically into her account and obtained her primary income from these funds.

On Tuesday, Judge Nina Wright Padilla granted the exemption in question.

Meanwhile, on Feb. 26, plaintiff counsel Michael J. Dougherty filed a praecipe to withdraw the bank attachment as to the garnishee, Freedom Credit Union.

Nuvell National Auto Finance, a Lewisville, Texas-based company, alleged in its complaint that Hampton agreed to make monthly payments when purchasing a 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada from Meissner Chevrolet Megastore in Philadelphia, but failed to do so. In the process, Hampton allegedly left an unpaid balance of $10,430.22, and according to Nuvell, has failed to pay to the plaintiff this principal balance, attorney’s fees or any part thereof.

Nuvell seeks the unpaid balance of $10,430.22 along with continuing interest at a rate of six percent per year from the date of judgment, plus costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Dougherty of Weltman Weinberg & Reis, in Philadelphia.

The defendant is represented by Mitchel B. Klein, also in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 120603441

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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