I wanted to give an update on my case.
I had my CMC towards the beginning of December, and as others have said, it lasted maybe a minute long.
A local lawyer sat-in for the JDB's firm; the judge asked if a date near the end of March was o.k. with both parties, we both agreed, the lawyer asked if I was a lawyer or the Defendant, for which I answered, and that was the end of it.
I laid low until the 45 day mark came, and after looking at everything I had received for the case, I had noticed that the Plaintiff had originally asked for the trial to be no earlier than June.
I figured that was due to their case load, so I decided my best plan for attack was to lay-low as long as I could.
The Plaintiff's attorney had also sent in their CMC statement a little late, so this fed into my decision making process as well.
I waited until day 35 to send off the DISC-015, hoping that they had forgot about me.
I knew this would give me less time to possibly subpoena a witness along with everything else that needed to be done, but again, I felt this was my best chance.
When I received a response from the attorney around the 20 day mark, it came in a single-letter envelope, which I figured was them trying to pull a fast one on me pivoting to who-knows what.
It turns out it was a Request for Dismissal Without Prejudice.
I have been checking online for the past week for my case to be updated online & today it was finally updated as Dismissed.
I'm still in shock honestly, but beyond grateful.
I want to thank @calawyer, @RyanEX, @sadinca & @gradys for all helping me with my responses & for their advice along the way.
I also want to thank everyone who has posted their experiences on the site, as I have read through so many of them as well to try & build a knowledge base along the way.
I would never have been able to accomplish this outcome without this site, and I can't thank everyone enough for their help & knowledge-sharing.
I know a lot of people have been a lot more prepared, and filed a lot more paperwork to get less favorable results, so I know how lucky I am to end-up with this result.