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I got a notice of filing of foreign judgement which was filed in my current county in GA (Gwinnett). This was a judgement from 2011 when I lived in FL. The paperwork says it is a "Complaint to Revive a Dormant Judgment." I guess it became dormant in 2018, and now they want to revive it in GA because that's where I currently live? They are still within the time frame to revive it. The complaint was filed by RAS LaVrar (in FL). They sent me all this through certified mail and presented an exhibit which was just the agreed final judgment signed in 2011. The last page indicates that I have been summoned and required to file with the clerk of court and serve an answer. My question is what should I answer with? Do I have any reason to oppose the revival? Or do I let the judgment revive? Should I ask to validate the debt, which seems pointless since the judgement from FL pretty much indicated I acknowledged I owed it so I don't know if they would even need to provide that. I would prefer just to negotiate a settlement, but if I pay on this, does it suddenly get added as a negative item to my credit report? My current credit report shows no judgements, but I'm afraid if they revive this, then it will now go on my credit. Does anyone know if the judgment will now suddenly appear if it is revived? I would prefer to just pay and not have this judgement on my credit. It's about 3K. But I'm not sure if I have time to settle this before I have to answer. Not sure how to answer this summons if I can't really oppose it?
Hello! I posted on the post judgment forum today and my fears were pretty much confirmed about not being able to vacate the judgment. (My husband was served for me in Sept 2008. I ended up moving to CO for a job in November of 2008 and was unable to attend the hearing. I did file a motion to dismiss due to not being in the state, but that was denied by the Minnesota court.) It is going to be transferred from Minnesota to Oregon...most likely. The law firm has yet to file with the court, but will do so on or before November 20, 2014. Any advice on how to settle this debt? It is a CITIBANK debt. The original Judgment was for $5,322.83, the Plaintiff now wants $6,439.31. The notice was sent to me by a law firm, Suttle & Hammer, out of WA state. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you! MA
Hello All, Here is the background on my issue: On Sept 16, 2008, my husband was served a summons for me for a Citibank debt. At the time, I was interviewing and then subsequently took a job in Durango, CO. I started living and working in Durango in mid-November of 2008. As the suit progressed, I filed a Motion to Dismiss in July of 2009, due to the jurisdiction issue, i.e. I could not defend myself as I was no longer living in MN. This was denied and I received a default judgment. Five years later, I receive a Notice of Filing Foreign Judgment to transfer the Judgment from Minnesota to Oregon, where I live now. Note that the paperwork has not been filed by Suttle & Hammer, the attorneys for CITIBANK. They have indicated in the documents that they will file in the court on or before November 20, 2014. Given that I was served via my husband and I did not respond (I don't even recall all of the goings-on at this time, not the least stressful time of my life) to the initial summons per the Minnesota court, should I even bother with trying to vacate the judgment in Oregon? Or should I just try to negotiate a settlement? The original Judgment was for $5,322.83, the Plaintiff now wants $6,439.31. (I still find it so strange that the Plaintiff is CITIBANK, even though they discharged the debt so long ago I am sure.) Any input is welcome. Thank you!