In April 2021, the Bergen Vicinage assumed responsibility for the administration of the collection matters previously assigned to former Special Civil Part Officer Bruce Piekarsky. The Vicinage is in the process of contacting creditors and/or attorney creditor firms; defendants and/or defendants’ employers; and financial institutions to obtain necessary information/documentation to reconcile collection data and judgment balances on writs previously assigned to Officer Piekarsky. In cases where collection data and judgment balances cannot be reconciled, the Vicinage will direct that a motion be filed before the Court, on notice to the parties of the action, so that a Court order can be entered as to the balance owed on the judgment. Any party filing such a motion may request the Court to refund the filing fee or request for said fee to be included in the amount(s) potentially claimed against the bond(s) of Officer Piekarsky. As the Vicinage is the insured party under Officer Piekarsky’s bond(s), claims on behalf of litigants will be filed by the Administrative Office of the Courts with the bonding company utilizing the aforementioned Court order(s).
If you have any questions regarding the process outlined above, please contact the Civil Division, Bergen Vicinage at 201-221-0700 ext. 25330.
/s/ Bonnie J. Mizdol, A.J.S.C
Assignment Judge Bergen Vicinage
Dated: January 7, 2022