New York Appellate Court Overturns QFC, LLC v Iron Centurian, LLC

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The Appellate Division, 2nd Department of The Supreme Court of New York, overturned QFC, LLC v Iron Centurian, LLC and Mohamed Sadiqui last month, granting victory to a merchant cash advance company. The case can be summed up as follows:

A Confession of Judgment (COJ) was filed by plaintiff against defendants for breach of contract. Defendants argued by way of motion that the COJ should be vacated and agreement voided because the underlying transaction was really a criminally usurious loan. The trial court concurred and ruled in favor of defendants, vacating the COJ and voiding the “illegal” merchant cash advance transaction.

Plaintiffs appealed.

On January 29, 2020, the Appellate Division unanimously sided with the plaintiffs and overturned the lower court’s decision. Similar to two other rulings issued the same day (Volunteer Pharmacy, Micromanos), the Court said that a COJ cannot be vacated in the manner in which defendants sought it.

Last modified: February 7, 2020
Sean Murray


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