DeLage Landen Financial Services, Inc. (DLL) is currently involved in several lawsuits filed in the courts of Chester County, Pennsylvania. If you are the victim of one of these DeLage Landen lawsuits, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding DeLage Landen’s business practices and how they relate to the lawsuits filed.
DLL is a “lease financing” company headquartered in Wayne, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Typically, in a lease financing arrangement, the lessee, typically a small business or non-profit organization, contacts a local vendor to lease equipment, whether it be an office photocopier or medical equipment, and then the The supplier shows the lessee the equipment and describes its features. When the lessee decides they are interested in purchasing the equipment, the seller uses the lessee’s credit score and credit rating to obtain financing, in this case from DeLage Landen Financial Services. This is not “financing” in the strictest sense of the word, as DLL purchases the equipment and immediately leases it to the lessee. The problem is that many times the lessee does not realize that he is not only dealing with the seller. In fact, it is possible that DLL is using the fake name of a different finance company which can be very similar to the seller and the DLL name does not appear anywhere on the lease documents signed by the lessee, it is actually quite common . in the leasing industry.
When a business or non-profit organization is sued by DLL for non-payment, it may be the first time you know that their contract is with DLL. Many of the companies sued by DLL are not headquartered in the state of Pennsylvania, have never done business in Pennsylvania, and have never transacted with a Pennsylvania entity. They are surprised to learn that they can be sued in Chester Court on common grounds, usually due to the “floating jurisdiction clause” that often appears in the tenancy agreement. While these clauses have been routinely upheld by Chester County Common Pleas Court judges, it is possible, depending on the lease, that the Pennsylvania courts may throw out the case.
Lawsuits filed by DeLage Landen Financial Services in Chester County Court of Common Pleas are generally based on Breach of Contract, Conversion, Repossession, also known as claim and surrender, a way in which a person or business recovers property illegally seized from its possession, and other various claims. If you have been sued by DeLage Landen Financial Services, Inc. in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas, it is important that you speak with an attorney who has experience defending these lawsuits. The leases used by DeLage Landen Financial Services, Inc. are generally structured in such a way as to be favorable to DLL; there are still viable defenses that can be used, including claims against the provider that helped structure the transaction.
If you are involved in a lawsuit brought by DeLage Landon Financial Services, Inc., contact a competent Chester County attorney to discuss the facts of your case and prepare a defense against the claims you face.