N.A.R. plaintiff is located at West Valley City, UT 84119 Someone like the person that signed legal papers or head of account records will have to attend.
Here is round trip cost. Per diem is $200 and rental $100 . So two continuations will put them over the $3,000 debt.
The major problem is they filed months before you moved. It can take up to 6 months to establish legal residency for the purposes of the courts. This was enacted to prevent couples from forum shopping in divorce/family court cases. It has trickled over to debt cases for the same reason(s). If she is served prior to the move she will have to defend the case in AZ at her expense. The court considers it her problem she moved not theirs. The good news is that due to covidiocy they just might let her appear by ZOOM.
This is the same law firm and attorney that told the judge they were waiting for me to pay THEIR cost to arbitrate about a year ago - they didn't know any of the rules, so they've been studying up.
I got a $0 settlement for mutual dismissal on the first case they handled.
They settled with me for $500 on a $6200 debt on the second case before the first court date.
Their objections in the first case were exactly what they used for @Bulldogger at the last court date. It was so ridiculous that their rent-a-lawyer of the day did not bring them up in front of the judge.
This small claims objection is new in their playbook, and I doubt they thought it all the way through. They don't seem particularly bright.
The fact that they often close down sometimes makes it hard to sue them.
No matter what you think of Andrew Cuomo as a person or as a governor, he was very proactive about closing down some of the worst firms when he was NY AG.
I had experience with two NY state debt collectors in the bad old days, both with C1 accounts.
The first was the notorious Mitchell N Kay firm in NY City. Closed down before I could sue them.
The second was a Buffalo collector. I sued in Circuit Court, they moved it to Federal court, and we settled for a few thousand. NDA so I can’t say who or exactly how much.
C1 also used what is in my opinion by far the sleaziest law firm I ever dealt with — Messerli & Kramer.
Back in those days C1 had an arbitration clause. They ignored my arbitration filing so no NDA. I can call ‘em as I see ‘em.