Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Noella Bergener is demanding that a lawsuit accusing her of owing a 6-figure debt be dismissed. She denies all allegations brought by a debt collection company, as she believes her ex-husband is responsible for the bill per their divorce settlement. Noella has requested that the entire lawsuit be thrown out of court and has recently been awarded $25k per month in child support from her ex-husband.
Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Noella Bergener is demanding that a lawsuit accusing her of owing a six-figure debt be dismissed, denying all allegations and claiming that her ex-husband is responsible for the bill per their divorce settlement.
Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Noella Bergener is fighting back against a lawsuit accusing her of owing a substantial debt. Court documents reveal that the reality star, aged 36, has denied all allegations made by the debt collection company, Creditor’s Adjustment Bureau. The lawsuit stems from a massive legal bill incurred during a 2014 paternity battle with the father of Noella’s daughter, for which she was represented by the law firm Fried and Goldsman.
The court battle stretched over several years, resulting in a total bill of $293k for Noella’s legal representation. With added interest and fees, the debt escalated to a six-figure sum. Creditor’s Adjustment Bureau took over the debt and subsequently filed the civil lawsuit. Sources close to Noella claim that she firmly believes her ex-husband, with whom she shares a daughter, is responsible for the payment as per their divorce settlement. According to an insider, Noella considers the lawsuit to be unfounded and is fully prepared to fight the allegations.
Initially, Creditor’s Adjustment Bureau was granted a default judgment against Noella, but she appeared in court later, pleading for the judgment to be vacated. Noella disputed the claim, stating that she had not been aware of the lawsuit. She argued that the process server had incorrectly identified the recipient, as nobody at her residence fit the description provided. Furthermore, she alleged that her divorce from James had affected her mail delivery, as he had engaged in mail forwarding services to redirect some of her mail.
As a result of Noella’s plea, the judge revoked the default judgment and granted her additional time to respond to the lawsuit. Now, the reality star is fighting back, filing a demand for all claims to be dismissed from court. She asserts that she has fulfilled all her obligations and that the claims made against her are baseless and frivolous. It seems that the legal battle is not the only recent development in Noella’s life, as she has recently been awarded $25k per month in child support from her ex-husband James for their son.
Noella Bergener, a former cast member of Real Housewives of Orange County, is facing a legal battle regarding a six-figure debt. The debt collection company, Creditor’s Adjustment Bureau, has accused her of refusing to pay a significant legal bill incurred during a paternity battle in 2014. Noella, who denies any wrongdoing, was represented by the law firm Fried and Goldsman during the extensive court battle. Initially, her former lawyers claimed she owed them $293k, but with added interest and fees, the debt escalated further.
Despite a default judgment being granted against her by Creditor’s Adjustment Bureau, Noella appeared in court later, explaining that she was unaware of the lawsuit. She disputed the claim made by the process server, arguing that the recipient did not match her description. Additionally, she blamed her ex-husband James for interfering with her mail delivery following their divorce. The judge accepted Noella’s plea and revoked the default judgment, allowing her more time to respond to the lawsuit.
In response, Noella has demanded that all claims made against her be dismissed from court. She maintains that she has fulfilled her obligations and refers to the claims as frivolous. Alongside her legal battle, Noella received some positive news, as she was recently granted $25k per month in child support from James for their son. With the ongoing lawsuit, it remains to be seen how the situation will unfold for the former reality star.