Howdy, gang! I'm hoping someone can help walk me through the next steps of my fight against Midland Funding here in Michigan. Background So far, we were served the complaint with only an affidavit attached, filed our answers, and went to pretrial. The judge provided time for discovery, ordered mediation, and set a trial date. Today, we received a packed in the mail that includes a Proof of Service, Plaintiff's First Request for Admissions, Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories, Plaintiff's First Request for Production of Documents, Plaintiff's Witness List, and Plaintiff's Exhibit List. Attached is a "Bill of Sale, Assignment and Assumption Agreement", "Card Agreement", and "Field Data" (data printout of account number, last payment date, name, SSN, amounts, etc). The Bill of Sale does not include specifics about the account, addresses, names, etc. It's a generic "We're the bank, you're the JDB, and we give you rights to the accounts in a section of the Agreement". From what I gather, I should push them to provide the actual agreement to prove they have standing to bring the case. Where I'm Lost There is a lot of information here and in other threads and honestly, I'm a little overwhelmed by it all. As such, I'm not really sure what I need to do next. The logical thing to me seems to get my request for discovery out, wait the 28 days, and then file a Motion to Dismiss based on them not providing any information that shows the account is mine. Though, I think I'm also reading that I should file that first, just to get the ball rolling and force their hand since they won't likely respond to the discovery with anything meaningful anyhow. My Question There's so much information to absorb on this boards and I've been reading page after page after page of well worded information, but I can't seem to get where my particular path should take me. Do I request discovery, wait, then file my motion? Do both in parallel? Reverse the order? Is there another option I should be pushing for at this stage? Sorry if this was a long read, or if I'm breaking any rules/guidelines around these posts. My brain is going a thousand miles a minute right now trying to soak in so much information, I just need a little light to show me the way. Edit - Found the "Answer these questions..." post, so I didn't want to break any forum ediqute by not filling it out. 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Midland Funding LLC 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (Too Specific) 3. How much are you being sued for? ~$2,000 4. Who is the original creditor? (National Credit Card Company) 5. How do you know you are being sued? Served with a complaint 6. How were you served? Mail and in-person 7. Was the service legal as required by your state? Yes 8. What was your correspondence (if any) with the people suing you before you think you were being sued? None 9. What state and county do you live in? Michigan, Wayne County 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? Unknown, no documents, but suggested date implies 4-5 years 11. What is the SOL on the debt? 6 years 12. What is the status of your case? Complaint > Defendant Answers > Notice of Pretrial > Pretrial > Mediation and Trial dates set 13. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus? No (Unaware of until the suit) 14. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? No 15. How long do you have to respond to the suit? Already have, will need to post specific charges later (keeps to lockbox left at work) 16. What evidence did they send with the summons? The complaint only had an affidavit, post pretrial documents include non specific bill of sale, cardholder agreement, and account printout.