I read the papers. The fee(s) are the responsibility of PRA as they filed the case and dropped it. The tax part is simple if the debt is more than $600 you can expect a 1099c from PRA which imputes it as income to you. You add it to your income when you file your taxes. If you are insolvent there is an IRS form that you fill out and that ends the tax matter.
PRA is under a consent order with the CFPB not to resell these debts.
No you don't. Go back and read the papers: the order dismissing is a copy for you. It is to be signed by the Judge and returned to the court then you get a copy of the signed order. The letter requesting signature is also not addressed to you (it is a copy for you) it is to the clerk requesting that they get the judge to sign it and return the signed order to PRA and you.
No. Had the court ruled on the merits you did not owe the debt that would get it removed. PRA voluntarily choosing not to pursue it leaves reporting as their only weapon left and the bureaus have no legal obligation to remove it based on their dropping the matter.
@texastocker I got all the papers to finally load! Thank your help! I just do not understand the tax and court fee part. Also since it is going to be filed without prejudice do you think they will refile? Or sale to another jdb since they dropped this case before I even filed the motion to compel against them? I am so happy but do not want to have do all of this again in a few weeks or months.... I know you said also I did not have to sign anything ?? So I do not sign or return this to them or even the courts? One other thing can I get this removed off of my credit that they are reporting since they dropped the case if I sent the papers in to the credit bureau?