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  1. Hello, This forum is great. I've gotten so much great information from here and also wanted to share my progress. I am currently in ligation with a junk debt buyer(JDB) who is suing me for $42K+ in an unlimited civil case in California. Here is the timeline of how everything went down: JDB sent me a letter for the first time on 10/25/2019 It said that they are now the owner of the debt. They stated that the account was charged off on 11/21/2018 and that they're charging 10% annual interest since the charge-off date. They gave me two options on paying the total obligation of $42,xxx which I can either pay monthly over 4 years or pay 80% of it at $34,xxx if I can pay in one lump sum. If I disagree, they said that they may file a lawsuit to seek collection. I have responded back to JDB on 11/05/2019 requesting the following: Debt Buyer's right to seek collection Date of default or last payment Full account number Chain of assignment records JDB responded back with a letter on 11/13/2019 and attached Full account number Bill of Sale between the original credit card issuer and the 2nd owner dated 02/28/2019 Bill of Sale between the 2nd owner and this JDB dated 09/30/2019 JDB(Plaintiff) filed a complaint (lawsuit) filed for Civil – Unlimited for Other Collections on 11/26/2019 First Cause of Action: Breach of Credit Card Agreement Second Cause of Action: Money Had and Received Third Cause of Action: Money Due Court sent a notice of Case Management Conference (CMC) scheduled for 02/06/2020 I've filed my Answer to the Complain on 12/31/2019 I've filed my Case Management Statement on 01/22/2019 Plaintiff’s attorney called me on 1/28/2019 for mandatory ‘meet and confer’ before the Case Management Conference Plaintiff sent me Discovery Requests: Form Interrogatories Special Interrogatories Request for Production of Documents Request for Admission Case Management Conference (CMC) occurred at the court on 02/06/2020 Judge set the Mandatory Settlement Conference date for 9/11/2020 Judge set the Court trial date for 11/09/2020 I've responded to Plaintiff's Discovery Request on 2/19/2020 I've prepared my Discovery Requests and sent below to the Plaintiff on 03/02/2020 Request for Admission Request for Production of Documents Special Interrogatories Due to COVID-19, the court sent a notice that trial date postponed to 05/03/2021 and Mandatory Settlement Conference set for 02/05/2021 Plaintiff filed Motion For Summary Judgment/Adjudication on 07/16/2020 and Hearing was scheduled to 10/15/2020. The following papers were served to me: Memorandum of Points Separate Statement Declaration of JDB's employee Declaration of JBD's attorney Exhibits Credit card agreement Charge-off statement 24 months of monthly statement I've responded with Opposition to the Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication on 09/29/2020 (served with overnight delivery) Memorandum of Points Separate Statement Objections to Plaintiff’s Evidences Declaration of the Defendant Exhibits Bill of Sale (which does not have any specific account numbers) Defendant’s Request for Production of Documents (to show that I've requested for evidence but Plaintiff has failed to produce) Plaintiff filed a reply to my Opposition for MSJ/MSA on 10/08/2020 Response to Defendant's Additional Material Facts in Dispute Reply Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment Court's Tentative Ruling denied Plaintiff's Motion For Summary Judgment/Adjudication Hearing happened on 10/15/2020 Plaintiff’s attorney dialed in to challenge Judge’s tentative ruling. I've dialed into the Hearing as well (due to COVID-19). After hearing arguments from both sides, the Judge took the motion under submission to review the evidences again to make the final ruling Final minutes on 10/19/2020 stated that Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication was denied with the following explanation: Plaintiff did not carry its burden(producing admissible evidence) or an assignment of Defendant's debt to Plaintiff Plaintiff's employee (Declarant) didn't declare having personal knowledge of OC and previous assignor's business records As a result, Plaintiff failed to show the existence of a contract between Plaintiff and Defendant or an indebtedness owed by Defendant to Plaintiff Additionally, Plaintiff failed to show an assignment of Defendant's debt to Plaintiff as the Bill of Sale is devoid of any reference to Defendant's credit accounts Even if Plaintiff shifted the burden to Defendant to create a triable issue of material fact, Defendant has successfully done so. ***EDIT: Now the trial is in two weeks, so I am adding some updates to this post. Had the Issue Conference with the Plaintiff's attorney since this needs to be done before 14 days of the trial. Plaintiff is going to add to their Exhibit List an affidavit from the original credit card issuer testifying that the documents (I guess the cardmember's agreement, the monthly statements, and bill of sale) are true. I have requested a copy of this to review because I have not seen this affidavit before. On their Witness List is a representative from Plaintiff's organization. I am planning on objecting to his/her testimony with hearsay. Now, my plan is to prepare Motions of Limine for Plaintiff's exhibits: Credit card agreement Charge-off statement 24 months of monthly statement Bill of Sale between the original credit card issuer and the 2nd owner dated 02/28/2019 Bill of Sale between the 2nd owner and this JDB dated 09/30/2019 New: Affidavit from the original credit card issuer Is there anything else that I should be prepared for? Or am I missing anything? Do you have any tips or advice for the trial (my first time)? I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you!
  2. Hi, Patenaude & Felix fist reached out in April and I requested the letter of validation witch they replied to on 4/21. I was under the impression that they will reach out to me for a settlement. INSTEAD, fast forward to 9/20 and I get legal advertisement from lawyer who found my case being filed in court on 8/11. Since I never got served I reached out to Patenaude and they want to settle initial $2900 for $2400. That seems slightly high to me. Should I hire a lawyer and hope that they will settle for less + lawyer fees = less than $2400 or should I proceed with going through court? I would like to know what would be the optimal solution. I don’t mind going the pro se route in hopes that I would pay less in settlement. (My work permit has been delayed so I don’t have means of income or getting a job ) Thanks so much for your help!!
  3. Hello everyone, My mom who is widowed, speaks zero english, and has no income has been sued by Unifund LLC. I scrolled through other threads and was hoping to find some more help. I intend on serving Bill of Particulars by Certified Mail, RR Requested on Monday and filing a General Denial by the due date. What should I anticipate after? What are the odds of actually going to trial? My mom has a weak heart and would hate to put her through such anxiety of going to a courthouse before a judge. I am providing general info below. Thank you for all your help and any insight on past outcomes would be great. 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Unifund CCR LLC 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) Resurgence Legal Group 3. How much are you being sued for? ~$5,500 4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff) Barclays Delaware 5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right? Papers served 6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door) In person 7. Was the service legal as required by your state? Yes Process Service Requirements by State - Summons Complaint 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? Los Angeles, CA 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations) Oct 2016 11. When did you open the account (looking to establish what card agreement may be applicable)? Not sure, maybe 2014 12. What is the SOL on the debt? To find out: 4 years Statute of Limitations on Debts 13. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? You can find this by a) calling the court or looking it up online (many states have this information posted - when you find the online court site, search by case number or your name). Suit served but no POS on file. Case status pending, OSC regarding service Oct 2021 14. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?) No 15. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request before being sued, it likely won't help create FDCPA violations, but disputing after being sued could be useful to show the court that you dispute the debt ('account stated' vs. 'breach of contract'). No 16. How long do you have to respond to the suit? (This should be in your paperwork). If you don't respond to the lawsuit notice you will lose automatically. In 99% of the cases, they will require you to answer the summons, and each point they are claiming. We need to know what the "charges" are. Please post what they are claiming. Did you receive an interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? 30 days 17. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits. Ex A - One Month Statement Ex B - Bill of Sale (there were about four different debt buyers before them) Ex C - Redacted rows showing name and last four credit card acct number 18. How did you find out about this site? Google
  4. 1. Who is the named Plaintiff in the suit? LLC 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? LAW OFFICE 3. How much are you being sued for? $ 4. Who is the original creditor? Fingerhut 5. How do you know you were being sued? Served by private party 6. How were you served? 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 served? Nothing. No communication prior to lawsuit. Last I spoke to fingerhut was April 2018 when I requested credit protection twice from then prior to my surgery with no response. 9. What state and county you live in? California 10. When was the last time you paid on this account? 2018 11. What is your SOL on the debt? 4 years 12. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motion filed? Suit served, answered, Hearing for request of MTC, sending back Request for Admission and Form/ Special Interrogatories with objection to all due MTC hearing. Plaintiff opposed and requesting denial of MTC 13. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus ( both original creditor and collection agency? No, collection agency isn’t on my credit 14. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven’t sent a debt validation request, don’t bother doing it now - it’s too late. No, didn’t know they bought the debt 15. How long do you have to respond to the suit? Did you receive a interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? Already responded and redacted documents posted 16. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List everything else they attached as exhibits? They attached (1) statement from and (1) statement from and listed them as Attachment 1 and Attachment 2. An important change to your account page that shows the APR information only Attachment 3 is a statement of account with an adjust to misc Charges of xxxx. A declaration of Jurisdictional fact . I made contact at the beginning when I got served and tried to negotiate 50% and make payments. they wanted $xxx for 3 months, $xxx for 6 months anything longer will come out to xxxx $610 more than the debt. So I told (without knowing shouldn’t of have )that’ll if you’re mot willing to budge then I’m going to request Arbitration. **** I sent my answer in for a debt collector lawsuit for a Fingerthut account and now the Lawyer sent me a Request for Admission. I haven’t filed my MTC Arbitration. Should I do that in leu of answering the request of admission? Or how should I reply to the Request for Admission if Jefferson Capital did not produce anything showing the own the debt. I want them to admit or deny some questions also. All they sent was the statement of last payment and a statement showing the amount they say I owe “closing statement.” ****All documents listed below****
  5. Hi Everybody, I am being sued by Cavalry SPV I, LLC for a Citibank credit card account I defaulted on while I was having a very rough few years (depression, divorce, joblessness, underemployment, homelessness, loss of family member, etc.). Things have turned around since - credit score recovering and thankfully, never had to file bankruptcy. I believe in paying back my debts but Citibank got too greedy and lost me. Had their terms not have kept changing, they'd probably still be reaping the minimum payments off me (that is, of course their whole purpose as an institution?). I had gotten the card while in college to use for emergencies and to build credit. I used the card for about 9 years, usually paying it off entirely but occasionally racking up a big debt following a vacation, for instance, or when I had to buy a new computer, buy a suit for a wedding, etc. I should have known better than to just make the minimum payments on it as the debt never got any smaller. They got greedy and hiked the interest rate from its initial 11.99% or 14.99% to 29.99% suddenly, which was a shock as I had never been late on a payment and was always utilizing below 50% of my limit. I called to see if they could lower it but their response was "that's just how it is - but we can reduce it to 27.99% for a month since you're a valued customer etc". This happened about 3 times. My wife and I separated and I moved back to California where I changed careers and started working freelance resulting in unreliable income and sleeping on couches. My income became too scant to make those minimum payments. After 9-ish years of always paying on time, I defaulted one month. I called Citibank and asked if I could postpone the $250 min payment for a month due to financial difficulty and they simply said no. An overdue paycheck finally landed and I was ready to make that minimum payment but when I logged in to do so, the minimum payment had now jumped to $600 (late fee and previous minimum payment). I defaulted another month and again when I got paid and was keen to make a payment the new minimum had jumped again to a figure that was even further out-of-reach. I called Citibank to see about options I had - whether I needed to close the account or create a repayment plan but they wanted a huge chunk right upfront to even initiated something, plus a commitment to pay another large chunk the next month. I was effectively buried. And meanwhile they kept adding late fees and accruing interest. The amount owed ballooned to a figure nearly double what I had ever spent on the card in the first place. Had I been smarter, maybe I would have tried to get a loan with lower interest to pay off the account or something but the priority of this Citibank thing began to be lower as I started facing some other real problems. It's all been a very valuable lesson on interest rates and credit cards and it's unfortunate I wasn't able to keep paying it before they sent it to collections. Cue the sad violins. I've been reading tons of posts and am hoping to beat this. Here's my answers to the standard questions - I hope to get all my questions answered as well as keep you all posted on how I do... 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Cavalry SPV I, LLC, as Assignee of Citibank, N.A. 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) Mandarich Law Group, LLP. 3. How much are you being sued for? ~$8,500. 4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff) Citibank. 5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right?) Served. 6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door) 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? Los Angeles, CA. 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations) 3 years, 4 months ago. 11. When did you open the account (looking to establish what card agreement may be applicable)? 2006. 12. What is the SOL on the debt? To find out: 4 years. 13. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? "Pending" 14. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?) No. 15. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request before being sued, it likely won't help create FDCPA violations, but disputing after being sued could be useful to show the court that you dispute the debt ('account stated' vs. 'breach of contract'). No. 16. How long do you have to respond to the suit? (This should be in your paperwork). If you don't respond to the lawsuit notice you will lose automatically. In 99% of the cases, they will require you to answer the summons, and each point they are claiming. We need to know what the "charges" are. Please post what they are claiming. Did you receive an interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? 30 days to respond. Did not receive an interrogatory. Here's what they are claiming: Cavalry is the owner of the debt I owed to Citibank and I have to pay them. 1. The damages and money in the sum of [$8,500]; 2. Cost of suit incurred; 3. Other such relief as the Court deems just and proper; 4. Plaintiff remits all damages in excess of the jurisdictional amount of this Court. 17. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits. Just statements. Just statements from the OC. Exhibit A: Account Stated (a statement from when I first defaulted); Exhibit B: Open Book Account (a statement from a few months later) That's it. 18. How did you find out about this site? Googled "Sued by Cavalry SPV" After reading a lot of threads, I'm planning on doing a General Denial and asking for BOP. Just wondering, anybody else that is dealing with this (or has before) what did you put on your General Denial form?
  6. 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? LVNV FUNDING LLC 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? MANDARICH LAW GROUP, LLP 3. How much are you being sued for? $+/- $1736.21+ Court Costs 4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff) CREDIT ONE BANK 5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right?) Served 6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door) 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? No Contact w/ LVNV- May have received E-mail notices in the past 9. What state and county do you live in? ORANGE COUNTY, CA 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations) 08/18 Within the SOL which is 4 years in CA. 11. When did you open the account (looking to establish what card agreement may be applicable)? 06/2015 12. What is the SOL on the debt? To find out: 4 yrs 13. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? Served 02/03 - Have Answer to Petition (denials w/ arbitration as sole affirmative defense) prepared to file, working on MTC Arbitration 14. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?) Yes 15. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request before being sued, it likely won't help create FDCPA violations, but disputing after being sued could be useful to show the court that you dispute the debt ('account stated' vs. 'breach of contract'). Unfortunately, no. 17. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits. Just the last two credit card statements before account was closed. They did however send me bill of sale between multiple Debt buyers and a few months of statements in the mail recently. Not attached to the summons. Thanks in advance ,I have my answers and MTC ARBITRATION filled out thanks to this forum and I really just want to make sure they are formatted and filled correctly. Are answers and Motions supposed to be served to plaintiff before filing with the courts? Do I have to request a court hearing before my MTC ARBITRATION and add it in there? How do I file proof of service once Answers and Motion are filled? MOTION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION.rtf
  7. Good morning everyone! I would really appreciate help on this UNLIMITED CASE in California! THANK YOU so much, beforehand!! Here is the info on my case: -------------- 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? ABSOLUTE RESOLUTIONS INVESTMENTS, LLC 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) MANDARICH LAW GROUP, LLP 420 N. Wabash Ave, Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60611 3. How much are you being sued for? 25k and change 4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff) US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND 60 Livingston Ave St. Paul, MN 55107 5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right?) Served 6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door) In person at home 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 that I am aware of. 9. What state and county do you live in? CALIFORNIA, County of Los Angeles 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations) Not 100% sure – they presented a CC statement with the complaint dated September 2017. 11. When did you open the account (looking to establish what card agreement may be applicable)? Unsure. But it is not a super old account. It is relatively recent (last 5 years perhaps). 12. What is the SOL on the debt? To find out: California. Written: 4 years, Oral: 2 years, Open Ended Accounts: 4 years. Statute of Limitations on Debts 13. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? You can find this by a) calling the court or looking it up online (many states have this information posted - when you find the online court site, search by case number or your name). - Filed the answer with the court (personally, and on time, on day 30) this week. - Served plaintiff’s lawyers by mail the same day – CMRR - Case Management Conference has been set for the end of April, 2019. 14. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?) No. 15. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request before being sued, it likely won't help create FDCPA violations, but disputing after being sued could be useful to show the court that you dispute the debt ('account stated' vs. 'breach of contract'). No. I had no warning I was going to be sued. 16. How long do you have to respond to the suit? (This should be in your paperwork). If you don't respond to the lawsuit notice you will lose automatically. In 99% of the cases, they will require you to answer the summons, and each point they are claiming. We need to know what the "charges" are. Please post what they are claiming. Did you receive an interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? Filed the answer personally, and on time, this week. 17. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits. Only two things: - Exhibit A: A copy of a Credit Card statement from Sept 2017. Guessing they're alleging that it's the "last payment"? - Exhibit B: A copy of a Credit Card statement from April 2018. Guessing they're alleging ths is the charge off? * THE ACCOUNT NUMBER PROVIDED IS ALL BLACKED OUT except for the "last four" numbers of the account. In the complaint itself the account is listed as "XXXXXXXX and last 4 numbers." 18. What are the causes of action listed in the complaint? First Cause (Account Stated) - Within past 4 years, an account was stated in writing in which it was agreed that defendant was indebted in the amount previously referenced herein. Although demand has been made upon defendant, said amount has not been paid, and is now due, owing and unpaid from defendant to plaintiff, as successor in interest. Second Cause (Open Book Account) - within past 4 years, defendant and each of them became indebted in the amount of the previously mentioned herein for a balance due on a book account for goods sold and delivered and/or services rendered by U.S. Bank National Association. Although demand has been made upon defendant, said amount has not been paid, and is now due, owing and unpaid including attorney's fees from defendant to plaintiff as successor in interest. 19. How did you find out about this site? Guess I am not necessarily a “newbie.” I won two lawsuits against JDBs about 10 years ago (one went in front of a judge, who ruled in my favor; the other one was dismissed by the rent-a-lawyer right before going in front of the judge). But, it has been a while, I’m sure things have changed a bit in the last 10-years, and this time around I am dealing with an UNLIMITED CASE. I had completely forgotten about this site until the night before I was to file my Answer this week – when I was double checking everything before filing it the next day. I remember how helpful everyone here was back then (I helped also). Since I am in new territory with this being my first UNLIMITED CASE, I want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row. I am SUPER RUSTY and it’s been a while, but I am 2-0, and definitely plan to make my record 3-0. A HUGE THANK YOU beforehand to everyone who is able to help me win this one! @LoveIsPower (this is a new account I created, since I can’t remember what my old one was)
  8. If you’re taking the time to read this I would like to thank you for any and all interest and help, I struggle with a reading and learning disability making this paperwork very hard for me to understand I am very unknowledgeable in a lot of subject matter. I am very scared and don’t know how to proceed, I have reached out in private messages and was asked to fill out this list of questions and post on this main board so that I may get help from a few different people who understand this. I did also search a few of these boards that had great information on it however I don’t understand most of it, I did see that it looks like I should file a general denial form, but also it says that’s only if I’m being sued for $1000 or less… So I’m confused as to whether I should fill out that form. It looks like the case was open on December 16 of this year but I was served on December 21 of this year so I’m not sure if the calendar days starts from December 16 or from the 21st. I also have no idea exactly what to do or how to proceed. I make a little money working with children of special needs under 30 hours a week, I never wanted to not pay this or any other credit card but I had a cut in my hours and I did what I had to do to survive, I am afraid also that any other credit cards that might have gone and paid will now also try and sue me as this company is trying. I appreciate any help anyone can offer me, I am so sorry that I am extremely knowledgeable, and I have a hard time retaining and understanding information because of my learning disability, therefore I am beyond grateful to anybody who is willing to give me advice and direction. 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? UNIFUND CCR LLC 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) RESURGENCE LEGAL GROUP, PC 3. How much are you being sued for? $ 3k 4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff) CITIBANK 5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right?) I was served 6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door) Served in person 7. Was the service legal as required by your state? I believe so 8. What was your correspondence (if any) with the people suing you before you think you were being sued? They may have sent me letters in the mail, I am unsure 9. What state and county do you live in? Orange County, California 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking toestablish if you are outside of the statute of limitations) Looks like 11/07/2016 11. When did you open the account (looking to establish what card agreement may be applicable)? I believe it was online 12. What is the SOL on the debt? Looks like 4 years 13. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? You can find this by a) calling the court or looking it up online (many states have this information posted - when you find the online court site, search by case number or your name). Not sure what I’m looking for specifically but if shows that a case was opened (electronically) and that I was served 14. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?) No 15. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request before being sued, it likely won't help create FDCPA violations, but disputing after being sued could be useful to show the court that you dispute the debt ('account stated' vs. 'breach of contract'). No 16. How long do you have to respond to the suit? (This should be in your paperwork). If you don't respond to the lawsuit notice you will lose automatically. In 99% of the cases, they will require you to answer the summons, and each point they are claiming. We need to know what the "charges" are. Please post what they are claiming. Did you receive an interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? It says 30 days after the summons, which is dated 12/16/2019 but I was served on 12/21/2019 , I’m not sure which date I would go by for the 30 days 17. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits. They included 3 Exhibits. Exhibit A is a copy of my last bill from the original creditor, Exhibit B is a “bill of sale and assignment” dated 3/29/2018 by Citibank to Distressed Asset Portfolio III , there’s a few different dates on this paper, something about an “addendum” and it lists Distressed Asset portfolio III and Distressed Asset portfolio IV ... its very confusing for me, the Exhibit C is 21 pages of mostly blank paper with the exception of a column on the top of each page that says something different on each page, the first page being the last 4 digits of the credit card number, the second page being the sale amount and principal amount, the third page being charge of interest and fees. It looks like maybe this is some sort of spreadsheet printout 18. How did you find out about this site? Google search
  9. Finally got posted on court site, Dismissed without prejudice of course but as my friend said, hey a win is a win...no idea why they dragged it out sooooo long... Case History Mandarich Chicago filed last july 2019, for LVNV, I answered after being served and buying and quickly reading "Stick it to Sue Happy Debt Collectors", made notes and went to the legal library and did the line by line response ( I had to pay for the FULL lawsuit as it was served without required paperwork)...and fortunately this was BEFORE Covid because I filed answer got stamped copy etc (which was NEVER posted on the court website) and then about 10 days after filing my answer (to Chicago office) as I was trying to figure out best discovery questions from book since california only allows 35 non-compound questions, their discovery (from California office) arrived...so I answered theirs (to California office)and sent mine and got their back at end of October 2019...(California office)...then nothing really happened till July 2020 order to show cause hearing...It was pretty unclear to me if I should go or not but I am so glad I did...I came forward and that led to my first post here...Judge did not see filed answer and I told her I had the stamped copy here and she said " take it up with the clerks...it is like you are not even here...this doesnt concern you""" WTF???? I AM THE ONE BEING SUED...HOW DOES THIS NOT CONCERN ME????Anyways, called clerks (if not for covid would have gone down there directly!!!!) (side note thank God the other suit filed in feb had my answer posted on court site since they never sent me a stamped copy of my answer)...anyways, I got a request for judgement (from Chicago office) dated the Fri before order to show cause hearing...I had filed case management statement that week and thought that was what I was getting...nope..but their judgement was denied due to my answer on file from Aug 2019....Then they set a case management conference for 9-14-20 and I kept waiting for their statement which was not filed till 9-1 which is LATE and I when I went to the conference I told the judge it was filed late and no one had talked to me from their side or even tried...to which the judge told the local snake...erm....lawyer to tell them to pick up the phone next time...so I talked to her briefly after to give her the papers showing I am basically judgement proof which she said she could not accept....and that was that...our court date was set at end of next year...then suddenly Monday I received the Request for Dismissal which I called court about Monday which she did not see it and I posted here about it...and then last night checked court site and it said DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE PRIOR TO TRIAL... so really not sure a) why they went all the way to setting trial date before dismissing and b) why they waited nearly a month after case management to dismiss...not sure if it was because of lack of communication between Chicago and California offices (dismissal and judgement requests came from Chicago but discovery back and forth came from California office) I know everyone says it is a win at least but actually was totally more confident in winning this case than the TD Bank one (we have done no discovery either side on that one)...but I will be posting some of my commentary I had ready to put in a Motion in Limine and some stuff about LVNV I found all this stuff that I felt would be super helpful for winning...that way, anyone else who wants to fight and protect themselves against judgements etc can use in their cases...it is frankly shocking and very upsetting to me how many people are not even trying to make an answer in my own town which means so many people could be attempting to at least have a shot at preserving their money etc...I feel like trying to locate them and pass on what I learned but of course do not want to get jn trouble for practicing law without a license....although CLEARLY I learned more about the law than these lawyers even know or care about...even the judge had no idea what I was talking about ccp 1013 where it says 3 times that proof of service should be accompanied by an UNSIGNED copy of proof of service...otherwise you are committing perjury...I made copies of that for the judge...it was SUPER annoying that I was going out of my way to follow ALL the laws and yet here I am, regular person who is constantly getting these proof of services signed...by people who should know better...My mailer never signed the proof of service to the attorneys but I submitted her proof of services signed to clerks and I kept a signed copy....but anyways...I am truly thinking of writing my own book for California people...so anyways, will be keeping everyone updated on the other case... thanks for all the assistance I personally got and all the anonymous people's posts I combed thru...this victory is ALL of ours....
  10. Well...TENTATIVE good news on ONE case...got request for dismissal on one case (without prejudice of course) so called clerks office because it is not online yet...it says they filed by fax but signed 10-13 but clerks office does not have it....it did not have proof of service like all other forms they sent me but just want to.make sure that they cannot send me this unless they sent to court etc right??? so just checking since it makes me nervous tht the courts dont have it since it said file by fax and it was nearly a week ago
  11. Hi! Thank you for putting this site together. I have never been sued. I have looked through the posts on this site but I am still very confused on how to reply to the Summons Complaint. I would like to create a post that is clear and detailed on how to address this Summons in the hopes of assisting anyone else facing the same. Please help. I think I would like for the Plaintiff, Portfolio Recovery Associates, to drop the case. I am not sure how to proceed. If I can't get them to drop the case then settling for a smaller amount to pay them is my second hope. I am unemployed. I do have all the pages of the Summons & Complaint scanned and can upload them if needed. The Summons was served at my door and I have 30 days from 08/18/16 to respond. I do owe the money but it was owed to Capital One Credit Card. I would rather not pay the amount since I am unemployed but if I have to I would like to have to pay a lot less. I would also like this to go away as easily and painless as possible. I would rather not have to go into the Court House. Please tell me in detail the steps I should take. The following are my beginning questions; -Do I want to challenge the Plaintiff by requesting they supply proof I owe them the money in the hopes of them not wanting to put that much effort into the case or do I want to request Arbitration or should I submit something else? -What do I send in reply to the Summons, what does it look like and what should it say? -Do I send my reply USPS Certified with tracking and proof of delivery? -Is the Summons and Complaint valid and done correctly? Is there anything about this Summons and Complaint that says it's an easy win for me? I noticed that others have posted specific questions and answers to help assist so I am supplying that info as well; 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Portfolio Recovery Associates. 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) Hunt & Henriques. 3. How much are you being sued for? $1967.00. 4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff) Capital One. 5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right?) Served. 6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door) 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? By mail by Portfolio stating they will open a case. 9. What state and county do you live in? California, Orange County. 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations) Jan 2014. 11. What is the SOL on the debt? 4 years on credit cards. 12. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? You can find this by a) calling the court or looking it up online (many states have this information posted - when you find the online court site, search by case number or your name). Summons and Complaint, waiting to respond. 13. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?) I have not. 14. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request, don't bother doing this now - it's too late. I have not. 15. How long do you have to respond to the suit? (This should be in your paperwork). If you don't respond to the lawsuit notice you will lose automatically. In 99% of the cases, they will require you to answer the summons, and each point they are claiming. We need to know what the "charges" are. Please post what they are claiming. Did you receive an interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? 30 days from 08/18/16 (day served), They did not include a questionnaire. 16. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits. No Affidavit. Included Exibit A which is a copy of a Statement from Capital One from Jan 2014 showing I made a payment and Exibit B which is another Statement from Capital One showing I did not make a payment for Feb 2014 and also an attached document that states "Your Account Has Charged Off, it is now being serviced by the Recoveries department, call 1-800-###-#### if you have questions about this notice." with no other information on that document. No Contract. Please help me and others by explaining to me step by step what I should do now that I have been served. Thank you all!
  12. At the end of Fall 2019 I was mailed a collection notice from LVNV Funding. The original creditor was Synchrony Care Credit, the amount $1,200, within SOL I denied debt and requested verification/validation. Within a couple of days, I received a verification packet showing the transfer of debt to LVNV funding, Statements showing a balance for 1 year (no charges/balance only stmts ), and a CareCredit Card agreement. The CareCredit card agreement lacked much information (APR, DATE, NAME, etc.), but it did have an arbitration clause. A few days after receiving the packet, I was sent a letter of intent to sue from LVNV. I contacted the credit bureaus and disputed a Synchrony Care Credit trade line and a new LVNV collection. I knew some information they reported/changed to be factually incorrect. A month later I was served in person. I’m in California. I Scheduled an MTC hearing 45 days out, filed MTC, memorandum of points and authorities (included copy of Care credit agreement they sent), Order, and had plaintiff served. I filed POS as well. This week (29 days before hearing) I was served via USPS a request for documents, request for Admissions, and Special interrogatories. The date to respond timely to them (30 plus 5 days) falls exactly on the date of the MTC hearing. However, the date on the “request for documents” has a date of 2 weeks after the hearing. Here’s my question. Should I respond prior to the hearing? I can prep the docs to send at any time, but am considering having them served via mail the same day of the hearing, depending on the ruling. I could answer “ Objection, defendant has exercised her right to utilize arbitration as the forum to resolve plaintiffs claims, and responding to this discovery request may constitute a waiver of that right (thankyou @Harry Seaward for this from another post). “ VS “objection, defendants’ motion to compel arbitration was granted and the scope of discovery is to be determined through arbitration (not sure if this is phrased correctly) .” In the event my motion is denied, I can serve the first response while filing an appeal with the court the same day of hearing. Either way, I will bring a copy to the hearing in case they show up and it gets brought up. Is my objection how I should respond to every question on all three documents... request for Admissions, Special interrogatories and request for documents? I’ve attached a redacted copy of questions for reference. Ive read through these forums and don’t have a clear picture on what the motion hearing will look like...if the judge will ask me about the case law I used on my MTC or if the other side will show up and what to expect/prep for if they do. Any advice/guidance would help. Thank you for your response. This forum helped so much with my MTC and I appreciate any advice. Question from LVNV.pdf
  13. First off, I have to thank @ASTMedic @calawyer and everyone else on the forums for helping me win this! I couldn't have done it without your knowledge! I just received the form CIV-110 stating that Portfolio is filing for a dismissal without prejudice. I have a year left on the SOL. Is there a way, at this point, or should I even try and get the case dismissed with prejudice?
  14. Hello all, I tried to find the answer to this in the forums and in my local rules, but I was unsuccessful. I am the defendant in an OC suit brought by Nelson and Kennard, Sacramento. I have a two part question: I received the complaint, and answered it, noting that they had a few instances where they checked multiple boxes instead of one, got a couple facts wrong, and I put in one or two affirmative defenses. My purpose is to delay until I can settle, but not cost so much that the settlement will be impractical. I need a sweet spot. I have some more collections coming at me I'm sure, but my income will increase in the next couple years and I already make too much for Chapter 7 unless I can argue grad school student loans are non-consumer debt.. but I have heard that's really expensive and CA caselaw isn't binding and other reasons from attorneys, so then it's like either chapter 13 or settle my way through the storm, and if I can settle that's got to be better than 5 years of .. well of eating like I did in grad school. Anyway, I'm not out to win this, just to get a trial that's months away so I have money to settle with, and then I can stall the next lawsuit and settle again, and so on. SO. Question 1: in answering the complaint, I read that I could efile and then serve the plaintiff. But the day after I efiled it, suddenly the court called and gave me 36 hours to serve it, so I ended up spending like 300 dollars on a next-day process server. That hurt. Will I need to serve the plaintiff every time I file anything, like this case management form and such? I don't see an answer to this in local rules or superior court rules. Question 2: I read somewhere that was not unique to CA, that process service by the defendant could be done via registered or certified mail or something- but it couldn't be mailed by the defendant. If I'm a very private person and don't want a friend to know anything about this, is there like a Fedex-Kinkos service or something that would just be the adult that does that? OR how do people normally do their defendant process serving duties? It seems impractically expensive to do so. Thank you for any insight you might have on 1 and 2.
  15. HI..yet another question.... The complaint filed by the JBD Plaintiff had two credit card statements attached. Nothing is verified and no affidavit of any kind in complaint. How do I get those thrown out so they cant be used against me? Waht are the evidence rules? Can they just attach those and the attachmnet is assumed to be true? How do I challenge those? Thanks,
  16. Hi..I need help clarifying my next step. I'm being sued on account stated and open book account. I sent the Plaintiff a BOP, and the lawyer returned it stating it was not appropriate because of account stated. They are also stating "open book account" as a cause of action against me. Legally, arent they needing to fill out the BOP for the open book account claim? What she did include "in the spirit of Discovery" was Affidavit of sale of account by original creditor (not specific to my alleged account), credit card agreement (generic, no dates or account numbers), and account statements from closing date onward. From what I've read BOP does not count toward Discovery questions. Since I can only have 35 questions total in discovery for my Interrogatories, Request for Documents and Admissions- How do I get this info from them so It doesnt count towards Discovery? And How does what she did send me factor in? Do I assume what she sent me is the only copy or version of what they have? Meaning, should I assume they dont have a Bill of Sale that is tied to my alleged account to prove legal standing? Or does that not matter in So. California? thank you!
  17. Hello All, You all are so helpful, I decided to do it again....😁 Being sued again by Calvary in California for an old CITI account. This time it is in excess of $30k. So on this one I am assuming that I can not use a General Denial like i have on another suit. Any advice or templates for answering the suit correctly? I have 26 day left to answer.
  18. Zwicker on behalf of Discover Bank sued me for approx 11k in the county of riverside, superior court of california They only attached one credit card statement and no contract or application. I foolishly said i had an open account with them but denied all other actions. I served them discovery to them on 7/23/19 (admissions, interrogatories both special and formal) and documents Today is 8/12/19 and was served with motion for summary judgement with all credit card statements and a declaration from someone that claims they work for discover in New Albany, Ohio. Is there any way to fight this? they have never sent a contract or application their witness/the person who signed the declaration is in ohio. I thought in california, their witnesses have to be within 150 miles of jurisdiction. "Discover Bank" sued me statements are for Discover It Card exhibit A was discover cardmember agreement exhibit B was all the statements since origination of account
  19. So if you're just reading this forum for the first time because you Googled "Midland Funding Summons" like I did 9 months ago I'm sure you're freaking out that someone showed up and handed you a summons. Your mind is spinning with all the options you feel you have at this point (and I know first hand that those options seem crappy) but the very last one on your list is "Fight these *expletives*". I'm sure it is the VERY last thing you think you could ever do and the thought of even being successful feels like a long shot at best. Well YOU'RE WRONG!!!!!! It's not as hard as you might think and the odds of you winning when going to court with a JDB (junk debt buyer) are more in you're favor than theirs 90% of the time. They are unwilling to buy the evidence they need to win and have to get someone to vouch for the docs they want to use anyway. So it's a matter of following the rules and calling their bluff and the odds are well in your favor. I am a 33 year old high school grad and work as a Paramedic for the past 12 years. I have a year of college education before becoming a medic so that gives you an idea of where I started my journey on this forum. I have been to the court house, not court before a judge, all of about 2-3 times in my life before this, and those were for traffic infractions. I have NEVER been in a courtroom and I was, to put it lightly, inexperienced in the area of law. So along came this forum and the people that are on here. These people are AMAZING and taught me how to fight my case. Now if you're here to have someone do all this for you then you need to reevaluate your intentions. YOU and only YOU can legally fight your case unless you hire a lawyer. So you need to understand everything about your case so you can defend yourself if your case makes it to court. Read this thread by Coltfan. It really helps us understand standing since it's the key to a JDB case, or any court case. This is how you take apart the JDB's case by making them prove they have standing to sue. Guess what, they usually can't. Two days ago I had court and today I found out I won my case. Here are the docs that I used while fighting Midland. These docs are for your reference and are not legal advice. You need to understand how they apply to your case and what is contained in them in the event you have to articulate a point to a judge. This case was in California and as such case law applies to Cali. Study your local court laws to find due dates for motions and other items. Please read around this forum since your case may not fit mine and other options might be better suited. I used a general denial since the content of the complaint wasn't verified. This, in my opinion, gives the JDB very little to grab hold of if you were to use the wrong affirmative defenses. KISS method, you know. I tried to play as stupid as possible to keep from tipping my hand that I was building my army. Just remember do you really want to ask for docs that will only help build their case against you?? All docs you send to the plaintiff need to have a proof of service attached and signed by someone that isn't a party to the case. Send everything, and I mean everything, by Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested (CMRRR) so you have proof they got it. Save the green card you get in the mail and attach it to your copy of the doc it applies to so you can reference it easily if they say they didn't get something. (Not uncommon) As you get docs from the JDB put them into a binder that is divided into sections so you can easily find what you need if you go to trial. It's easier to do this as you get them than later when you have a huge stack. I got my summons and answered the complaint with the general denial. Do this first since its due no more than 30 days after you were served. I sent my Request for Docs to start my discovery: My Request for Production of Docs (Discovery doesn't get filed with the court so just save copies and the CMRRR for each one you send) They sent me RFA, ROGS and Doc request and I responded: Response to Plaintiff's Request for Admissions Response to Plaintiff's Request for Docs Response to ROGS They responded to my Request for Docs with junk. Junk that most here seem to get in their discovery. When I say junk I mean nothing proving real ownership of your account. At this point I had a choice since most JDB's will respond with as little evidence as possible (since that's all they have). You can either send a Meet and Confer if they don't respond with the evidence needed to prove ownership. If they still side step you then you will have to file a Motion to Compel. But again do you want to tell them you know their docs won't win in court????? Because that is what you will do by forcing them to produce better evidence. Isn't the point to have a better case than your opponent? I was in the process of prepping a MTC and opted to just keep my mouth shut and drill them at the last second when they didn't have much time to work with. Here is the MTC and separate statement but again I never used them. So next was our Case Management Conference (CMC). The CMC is VERY basic and nothing to stress about (but you still will, I did). Dress for war since this will be the first time they get to size you up. This will be in front of a judge so be ready for that too. You will just be asked if things are going as planned and if anything needs to be ironed out. About 99% of the time the JDB lawyer will try and push trial back in hopes you will loose focus and forget something. Didn't work in their favor this time. You can try and fight this or use it to your advantage too since time can work on your side too. Be sure to file a CMC Statement prior to your CMC. After this I opted to go the route of being silent and vanished like a fart in the wind until 45 days before or trial date. This time was a total of 4 months since the rent a lawyer that they hired for the CMC pushed to have the trial moved as far out as they could. So at this point (45 days out) I sent my CCP 96. The CCP 96 makes the JDB disclose everything they intend to use in court. If they don't disclose it then they can't use it so it's a 100% mandatory tool in your case. DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE FOR IT!!!!!!!!! They will most likely respond with the docs they are going to use and any witnesses they plan to use. Most of the JDB will have a CCP 98 (affidavit in lieu of live testimony) submitted in an attempt to get the bogus docs past the business doc hearsay rule with out having to use a live witness. The key here is to subpoena the witness that is listed on the CCP 98 at the closest address to the court. The reason for this is that 99% of the time that person isn't going to be available for personal service there. Notice I say personal service, per CCP 1987(a) the service of a subpoena must not be in care of. It has to be to the witness. DO NOT let the JDB try and side step this. (Edit 6/25/13 - there is now Cali case law about the CCP 98 service. Calawyer posted a thread about it on the forum. Be sure to include it in your brief and MIL because they will attempt to side step the fact that service was unsuccessful.) So per CCP 98 you can attempt to serve the witness 20 days before trial at the address given. They address they give must be 150 miles at MAX from the court. If it's further it doesn't follow the code. They tried to give me 5 addresses to use for service but only one was in the 150 miles and that address was vacant (not good for them). So fill out a Subpoena and have the Sheriff Dept in the county where the address is listed attempt service. If they don't then use a process server. Be sure the server knows that service needs to be to the witness ONLY. It's the law. If service is unsuccessful then you can submit a Motion in Limine just before trial to get the CCP 98 affidavit tossed out. With no witness they have no way to back up the docs they want to use for evidence. I wrote this to help those after me understand why attacking the witness is so important. So next is the Motion in Limine and the Declaration in support of it. This will get the affidavit in lieu of testimony tossed and basically kill the case. No witness to back up the docs then the docs are hearsay and they can't prove they have standing. You also need to file a Trial Brief before trial. This presents your case to the judge. This will educate, him or her, as to why the JDB has no case. It has case law and references to codes of civil procedure in it. It's your case in a nut shell. I also filed a Request for Judicial Notice. This points out facts that may become part of the trial that are so obvious that they can't be contested. An addess is either outside the 150 miles or its not, no debating that. I submitted the request to point out that the mileage for 4 for the 5 CCP 98 addresses were clearly outside of the 150 mile range stated in the statute. I attached printouts from Google maps showing the miles. The MIL, Brief, and judicial notice all need to be sent to the plaintiff too. CMRRR remember? Here is a 60 day pretrial checkoff that was written by Seadragon. Links have been added to the appropriate docs. Next comes trial, if it gets that far. Wear a suit, rent one if you have to. I live in a county that has a fair amount of low income people and when I got called up by the judge I heard a guy behind me say "I thought he was a lawyer". That's what you want. Take your trial binder that you made. Act professional, it will go a long way with the judge. At the beginning of my trial the judge asked opposing counsel if he was a lawyer. I think he was so unimpressed with the lawyer's appearance that he really didn't think he was a lawyer, needless to say the lawyer was PISSED. I'm going to stop here for now. By this point you will be asking questions on the forum that apply to your case so you won't need this. (Edit: I added more about the trial in a post farther down in this thread at people's request. You can read more there about how trial went there) Just remember you can do it. They are beatable most of the time and they usually get stomped. Why do you think most don't go to trial? Thanks to Calawyer and Seadragon. Without them this wouldn't have been possible. Feel free to PM me with questions. I may not see your thread so you might need to ask me if you have a question. If others want to add to this thread feel free. (Oh and Midland if you read this :'> and send a better lawyer next time. The judge had to ask him if he was a lawyer at the beginning because he looked so lost, that's sad.)
  20. Hello All, I found this wonderful site quite some time ago, and I have learned a lot of valuable information. I have been working on trying to clean up past credit issues from a difficult time the wife and I went through. However I have recently received a summons and complaint on an alleged account that we haven't cleaned up yet. So my intention are to answer the complaint with a general denial, as it does not appear to be a verified complaint, and send off a BOP then a meet and M&C letter when they respond with junk to my BOP. Or do you think that there is something else I should do off the bat? 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Cavalry SPV as assignee of Synchrony Bank FKA GE Capital Retail Bank 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) Winn 3. How much are you being sued for? More than 4K less than 5K 4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff) Synchrony Bank 5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right?) Served 6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door) In Person 7. Was the service legal as required by your state? Yes Process Service Requirements by State - Summons Complaint 8. What was your correspondence (if any) with the people suing you before you think you were being sued? Got collection letters in the mail from Cavalry and the intent to sue letters from Winn 9. What state and county do you live in? San Diego County California 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations) Around Feb of '16 11. When did you open the account? (looking to see which agreement/contract may be applied) 2006? 12. When did you open the account (looking to establish what card agreement may be applicable)? 2006? 13. What is the SOL on the debt? To find out: 4 Years Statute of Limitations on Debts 14. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? You can find this by a) calling the court or looking it up online (many states have this information posted - when you find the online court site, search by case number or your name). Served 15. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?) No 16. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request before being sued, it likely won't help create FDCPA violations, but disputing after being sued could be useful to show the court that you dispute the debt ('account stated' vs. 'breach of contract'). No 17. How long do you have to respond to the suit? 30 days, by 7/24. (This should be in your paperwork). If you don't respond to the lawsuit notice you will lose automatically. In 99% of the cases, they will require you to answer the summons, and each point they are claiming. We need to know what the "charges" are. Please post what they are claiming.1) account stated 2) money lent Did you receive an interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? No. Here is an example of what the summons/complaint may look like: Sued by a Debt Collector - Learn How to Fight Debt Lawsuits 18. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits. They included the 3/16 statement as exhibit A 19. Read this article: I have Sued by a Debt Collector - Learn How to Fight Debt Lawsuits
  21. Hi, I've been reading over several threads that are similar to my situation but am still feeling confused and a bit overwhelmed. I'm wondering what my affirmative defenses should be, including Doctrine of Laches? Here are my details: 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Calvary SPV I, LLC 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) Winn Law Group 3. How much are you being sued for? $1419.90, however, my credit report pulled on 10/23/17 has the balance charged off listed as "$464". Then, under that where Calvary took over the balance claimed is "$1420 with an original balance of $1450" 4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff) Synchrony Bank 5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right?) Yes, yesterday at end of Super Bowl (2/4/17; Sunday) 6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door) In person; still need to serve me (they filed against both my husband and me and "Does 1-10" as it was a joint account 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? debt "validation" packet including a Bill of Sale (with two dates on it - July 16, 2014 and Dec. 26, 2014), and 3 or 4 statements (dated 12/14, 6/14, 5/14); Notice of Intent to File lawsuit October 2017. 9. What state and county do you live in? Sacramento, California 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations) April 14, 2014 11. What is the SOL on the debt? 4 years 12. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? You can find this by a) calling the court or looking it up online (many states have this information posted - when you find the online court site, search by case number or your name). Suit served. I have 30 days to answer 13. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?) Yes because on some credit reports they are listing their account as a separate account from the OC making it look like I owe both the OC AND the JDB 14. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request, don't bother doing this now - it's too late. Yes. Bill of sale, a spread sheet type thing with all of my account info and ~ 4 months worth of statements. 15. How long do you have to respond to the suit? (This should be in your paperwork). If you don't respond to the lawsuit notice you will lose automatically. In 99% of the cases, they will require you to answer the summons, and each point they are claiming. We need to know what the "charges" are. Please post what they are claiming. Did you receive an interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? 30 days to respond 1.Account Stated 2. money lent 16. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits. Exihibit “A” ~ monthly statement from 4/14, listing last payment made on 4/14/14 My questions are these: 1) Can I use the Doctrine of Laches since they are filing so close to the SOL? When does the SOL start counting - when last payment was made or when first payment missed? Either way, my guess is that by the time a CMC is set the SOL will be up on this account. 2) The credit report dated 10/23/17 states clearly from the OC that the last balance was $464 and the "charge off balance" was $464. I think this might be a typo on either the OC or credit bureau's part but none the less it is stated clear as day on my report print out. Do I use this? 3) I'm overwhelmed because of the two actions listed there are 12 line items before it even gets to the first action of "Account Stated" and the second cause of action "Money Lent" with a total of 22 line items. I'm not sure how to respond to them and some even seem duplicates. They actually state in the second cause of action "19. Plantiff repeats and repleads and incorporates by reference the allegations made in Paragraphs 1 through 18 of this complaint. So do I have to respond to the 1-18 again, line by line? 4) Any help would be most appreciated! Here is the gist of their line items: 1. True names of Does 1 to 10 are unknown to Plaintiff (there are no other people on this account; just me and my husband) 2. All times, Defendants were the agents, servants and employees of each other (???) 3. Plaintiff is and was a LLC, authorized to do business in California 4. Plaintiff is a debt buyer - section 1788.50 of CA Civil Code 5. Section 1788.50 applies to this debt because it was purchased after January 1, 2014 6. Plaintiff is in compliance with Section 1788.52 - attached is Exibit A (which is a monthly billing statement dated 4/2014) "which demonstrates the debt was incurred by the Defendant" 7. Nature of debt is credit card agreement entered into by the charge off creditor and Defendant. Defendant obtained credit to use for the purchase of certain goods and services. 8. Name of Charge off creditor is Synchrony Bank FKA GE Capital and address listed along with charge off account number. 9. Name and last known address of Defendant is listed 10. Name of "all entities" that purchased the debt after charge off are: Calvary SPV I, LLC and address in NY 11. Plaintiff believes Defendants reside in city of Sacramento, state CA 12. Plaintiff informed Defendant in writing that it intended to file this action 13.Plaintiff repeats and repleads and incorporates paragraphs 1-12 14. the account was charged off at 1459.90 15. On Nov. 12, 2014, defendants were indebted to the charge-off creditor, synchrony bank, in amount of $1419.90. Defendant billed monthly and failed to dispute as required under FFBA 16. The date of last transaction or payment made on account was April 14, 2014 17. Prior to filing this complaint, all right title and interest in the account (acct number listed), was sold and assigned by Synchrony Bank to Calvary SPV and is the sole owner of the debt at issue 18. Plaintiff made demand on defendants for payment of that sum but no part of that sum has been made to plaintiff 19. Plaintiff repeats and repleads allegations made in paragraphs 1-18 (Second cause of action begins: MONEY LENT) 20. the account was charged off with balance of $1459.90 21. Within the last four years, Defendant became indebted to charge off debtor, Synchrony Bank in amount of $1419.90 22. The date of last payment made on account was April 14, 2014 23. Neither the whole or any part of the above charged off sum has been paid, although, payment has been demanded, owing to Plaintiff in the principal amount of $1419.90 and costs of suit Then, they list "For First Cause of Action": 1) Principal of damages in sum$1419.90 2) Costs of suit and; 3) such other relief as the Court may deem just and proper For the Second Cause of Action: 1) Principal damages in the sum of $1419.90 2) Costs of suit and; 3) Such other relief as the Court may deem just and proper
  22. I was just served last Friday Night. I have been following the threads on here an the advice so far has been unbelievable. I have a couple of questions that I wanted to double check. The first is I didn't see any thing that was labeled VERIFIED, the only thing that was attached was a statement from August 2013 showing that my last payment was made July 2013. I am assuming this means it is unverified? I just wanted to make sure that my first step is filing a POS - 050 or genial denial http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/pld050.pdf. Also, a notice of case assignment was attached. Does that mean anything separately? It's a CRC 3.740 case. What I am confused about is it says a defendant must general appear within 30 days of service of the complaint. My next question is do I have to file a POS - 030 as well? I am a bit confused as to if it is necessary or not. Also, does the BOP have to come from someone else or can it be mailed from me? I am bit confused on that as well. My last question is part of the documents filed was copies of a suit against someone else in Fresno with their name on it, not me. My cases paperwork filed in San Diego is attached as well, but I am confused as to why the paperwork from a case against a lady was attached as well? I apologize if these are simple questions. I honestly had no idea what to do until I found this site and all the responses & realized that I can fight this & win. I have answered the questions below as well. Thank you for you help in advance! 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Calvary SPV I, LLC 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) Lawyers out of Fullerton, Ca 3. How much are you being sued for? $4,800 4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff) Citibank 5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right?) Yes 6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door) 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? A letter saying that they now had the debt & to verify in 30 days, which I didn't 9. What state and county do you live in? San Diego, California 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations) July 2013 11. What is the SOL on the debt? 4 years 12. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? You can find this by a) calling the court or looking it up online (many states have this information posted - when you find the online court site, search by case number or your name). Suit served. I have 30 days to answer 13. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?) No 14. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request, don't bother doing this now - it's too late. No. 15. How long do you have to respond to the suit? (This should be in your paperwork). If you don't respond to the lawsuit notice you will lose automatically. In 99% of the cases, they will require you to answer the summons, and each point they are claiming. We need to know what the "charges" are. Please post what they are claiming. Did you receive an interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? 30 days to respond; Does 1 to 10 Inclusive ( I think this is what is meant) 16. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits. An old Citibank statement from 08/2013
  23. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? TD Bank 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) Sea Eye Arr Law Officers 3. How much are you being sued for? 1k 4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff) Tea Dee Banc 5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right?) Served a summons 6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door) They dropped it off with my 11 yr old son 7. Was the service legal as required by your state? I don't think so Process Service Requirements by State - Summons Complaint 8. What was your correspondence (if any) with the people suing you before you think you were being sued? I called them once and they said they would call me back and never did. (I never did speak to the case manager at all, just the girl who answered and or me on hold) 9. What state and county do you live in? CA, LA 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations) Unknown 11. When did you open the account (looking to establish what card agreement may be applicable)? Unknown 12. What is the SOL on the debt? To find out: 4 yrs Statute of Limitations on Debts 13. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? You can find this by a) calling the court or looking it up online (many states have this information posted - when you find the online court site, search by case number or your name). Suit served. Have not yet answered. 14. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?) No 15. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request before being sued, it likely won't help create FDCPA violations, but disputing after being sued could be useful to show the court that you dispute the debt ('account stated' vs. 'breach of contract'). No 16. How long do you have to respond to the suit? (This should be in your paperwork). If you don't respond to the lawsuit notice you will lose automatically. In 99% of the cases, they will require you to answer the summons, and each point they are claiming. We need to know what the "charges" are. Please post what they are claiming. Did you receive an interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? 40 days 17. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits. Just the basic claims that I owe them $$. No real evidence as far as I can tell.
  24. 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Credit Corp Solutions 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) Pat and Fel , Apc 3. How much are you being sued for? more than 1600 less than 1700 4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff) Synchrony Bank 5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right?) Served 6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door) substitute service 7. Was the service legal as required by your state? yes Process Service Requirements by State - Summons Complaint 8. What was your correspondence (if any) with the people suing you before you think you were being sued? I'm sure they sent letters in the mail 9. What state and county do you live in? San Diego County, California 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations) 11. When did you open the account (looking to establish what card agreement may be applicable)? 5/23/16 12. What is the SOL on the debt? To find out: 4 years Statute of Limitations on Debts 13. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? You can find this by a) calling the court or looking it up online (many states have this information posted - when you find the online court site, search by case number or your name). Suit Served, Sent BOP and prepping general denial and fee waiver 14. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?) No 15. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request before being sued, it likely won't help create FDCPA violations, but disputing after being sued could be useful to show the court that you dispute the debt ('account stated' vs. 'breach of contract'). No 16. How long do you have to respond to the suit? 30 days. We need to know what the "charges" are. Please post what they are claiming. Account Stated and Open Book Account. Did you receive an interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? No Here is an example of what the summons/complaint may look like: Sued by a Debt Collector - Learn How to Fight Debt Lawsuits 17. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits.Sent two statements from the OC 18. How did you find out about this site? Ive been a Member 18. Read these two links: I have Using Arbitration To Defend A Debt Collection Lawsuit Sued by a Debt Collector - Learn How to Fight Debt Lawsuits ==================================================== Well I had another suit dropped on me by the bottom feeders. I sent out a demand for BOP and received back: Looking for some help on a meet and confer letter. 1. Objection. the complaint is based an account stated and defendants breach thereon in the principal amount of $16xx.xx. Defendant (me) BOP is inappropriate for the plaintiff (them) account stated cause of action because an account stated cause of action is deemed to itemize. Section 454 is not applicable to a contract or promissory note which has an account for its consideration. See Ahlbin v. Crescent commercial corp (site) ; Auzerais v. Naglee, 74 Cal 60. {15 P. 371} Notwithstanding Plaintiffs objection, and upon duplication, as Plaintiff will produce under a request for production of documents, and in the spirit of Discovery, Plaintiff produces the following: true and correct copies of the documents plaintiff is currently able to furnish are attached as Exhibit 1 and incorporated herein by reference. Plaintiff reserves the right to produce more documents as they become available or produce them at trial. The documents demonstrate a course of conduct wherein Defendant (me) failed to make payments on a credit card account issued by the plaintiff. I was sent: Affidavit of sale blanket certificate of conformity for notary a bill of sale a card agreement a pricing information addendum for the card agreement a variable terms addendum for the card agreement 12 statements from 1/16 - 12/16 and a proof a service.
  25. I just wrote this whole post and it disappeared. Ugh!! but in a nut shell LVNV did not show up at the hearing and the arbitrator and I waited 30 mins, no call no show and I just got my confirmation letter (see attached) lvnv arb award to Defendent.pdf
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