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  1. 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
  2. I was wondering if I could get an opinion on what someone should do if they find themselves in this situation. Lets say I got sued by portfolio recovery for a past credit account around the amount of $1750 in California. After receiving discovery, I simply decided to exercise the right to plead the fifth because to my understanding (which at the time was limited and still is), to have answered the questions would be testifying against myself. Also, is it not the Plaintiff who holds the burden of proof needed to win the case? Consequently, A motion to deem admissions was entered and court date
  3. Or, should the title be: DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE (and how much of a win is this?) Ok, I realize there may be some pitfalls in that PRA could re-open my case. But, do they/would they do that? I ain't gloating. The lead up was stressful, I was flailing and there were some things I could've done better. See my original post. A recap of the past two weeks: My last hearing was to set a trial date of Feb 8. The judge handed us both an Advance Trial Review Order. ( Look it up for California to see samples of it.) I was confused by the document. It basically was an inventory of case
  4. Several years ago, I was a member of this forum. I had to create a new account as password recovery didn't find me... I was served with 2 complaints recently. One from JDB that I'm feeling confident for now that I can deal with. The second is from an OC and I'm now in the first phase of discovery. I'd like to hash it out a bit. 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Capital One 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) Johnson Mark, LLC 3. How muc
  5. Hi guys, I am new this, this is the first time I face a lawsuit. I would greatly appreciate any assistance in knowing what process I should follow regarding this lawsuit. I received the serve papers on 8th of this month and I submitted an answer Friday 11th. I will be posting pictures regarding the files I got and also the answer I submitted to court. Big thank you to @texasrocker for assisting me in the first step of the process. If anyone can help me or guide me I would greatly appreciated. Please excuse my typing and run off sentences. I really do not have any knowledge in busines
  6. Hi guys, please check my original post I have answered the questions regarding the lawsuit I am currently facing. I already submitted an answer to court and I did sent it off to midland attorney via certified mail. I have until Monday to finish up. I believe I need to attach a discovery document, can someone help me create a template I can use. All of this is taking place here in TX. I am new to this process and I really do not know the steps I should take. If someone can assist me and guide I would greatly appreciate it. I would like to get ready for the next step as well what should I prepa
  7. Hi All, The details of my suit is as follows: 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) Rausch, Sturm 3. How much are you being sued for? $3,XXX.XX 4. Who is the original creditor? Capital One 5. How do you know you are being sued? 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 8. What was your correspondence (if any) w
  8. Good afternoon, The debt my JDB is suing me for has reached the SOL for my state (Michigan) now that we are in the DISCOVERY phase of my case. Is there anything I can do at this point even though I've denied this debt in my answer and affidavit or am I screwed in terms of bringing up the SOL? Thanks....
  9. Got a quite favorable appeals court ruling, except for the discovery issues. Going for reheaing / en bank. Order to join Equifax was part of case management plan Equifax refused to waive service and it took a long time for them to appear Equifax never provided initial disclosures I made countless requests, finally Equifax agreed to extend discovery deadlines when I was ready to file motion to compel initial disclosures Court denied the timely filed JOINT request and later granted summary judgment for Equifax Appeals court affirmed, discretion of district
  10. I've read many threads pertaining to the same topic--Midland Funding LLC lawsuit. I know I need to begin preparing discovery info, but am overwhelmed by all the info. on the net. I've read several parts of Texas Rules for Civil Trial and have located a copy of O'Connors at a local library. I'm hoping there is someone who might help guide me and give me direction.
  11. I have edited this post to include this introductory statement because there's a lot here and I feel it's important to read through this saga knowing ahead of time how it will end. You will see how much work and attention to detail I gave this case but it was not enough to come out on top. I lost in Justice Court when the Plaintiff filed a Motion for Summary Judgment (MSJ) and was unable to get the appellate court to reverse the lower court's ruling. Here is the thread for my appeal: http://www.creditinfocenter.com/community/topic/323330-arizona-lost-to-cavalry-on-msj-also-lost-on-appeal/
  12. This isn't my first rodeo. I have a thread here for my own case (which I won) and am now at the point of filing for Proposed Judgment of Dismissal to get my costs back. Thanks to Calawyer and RyanEx for your help with the drafts! Now to the point why I'm posting. Midlund Funding is suing Hubby for a debt that's smaller than what I had been sued for by about $200 and change. He has sent a BoP, a MTC when they responded with almost nothing, and filed a GenDen, gotten a Trial Setting Conference date, and he's in the middle of Discovery. They've responded to his First Set RFP with m
  13. Hi everyone! I have to preface this by saying that I've been reading these forums since the day I discovered them. Today I finally made a point to register and ask for some of this amazing advice for myself. I fear I'm not sure what to do next. Also being from Maine, I feel like there aren't many resources specifically for this state available to me since, well, not a lot happens here. Regardless of it being in Maine though, so much of the advice I've learned from here has been incredible. You guys are all great and I'm hoping to catch the attention and help I've seen other people receive
  14. I need some help on next steps in Discovery phase of lawsuit. Here's a snapshot of where things are at: April 2014: Via Pocket Docket in Minnesota, was served by Gurstel Chargo, representing Autovest as JDB for Wells Fargo Financial on Consumer Debt. With interest it's around 25k. I responded within the 20 days required, basically said insufficient information to be able to admit or deny claims. Asked for plaintiff to prove claim. Requested lawsuit be dismissed, etc. May 2014: Gurstel sends robo letter to discuss discovery plan, gives settlement offer. Discovery plan states they will
  15. I received a request for admissions, interrogatories, production, etc.. from the Plaintiff LVNV on June 19th. The Plaintiff also filed a Motion for Summary Disposition on June 30th. My question is, do I need to respond to the discovery request, or should I simply focus on my opposition to their MSJ? I am not sure what can be deemed admissible if I don't respond in 28 days. The Plaintiff has not responded to my discovery request and so I feel I shouldn't respond to theirs. I am looking for some advice. Please help!
  16. OH rules state that if an objection is made, the reason for the objection should be made in lieu of an answer. Should I give the cutoff dates and the date discovery was served by Plaintiff and received by Defendant? I put the objection after each request and each interrogatory....is that correct? EX: Request for Admission number1: Admit that your current balance owed is $1236.52/ Objection: Plaintiff's First Discovery (inclusive of all requests for admissions, all interrogatories and all requests for productions) is untimely; therefore an answer is unnecessarily.
  17. I'll try to keep this brief...I'm wondering if anyone can assist? I was contacted by a lawyer in Rhode Island in regards to alleged PRIVATE student loans from 2009 that would have been loaned to me through the school directly. If I owe the money I want to pay it, however I only have 20 days to file my response and I cannot get the school OR their lawyer to show me that I do in fact owe the money (I thought I only took out Federal loans, that's why I'm unsure of the validity of this debt). I have had consultations with two lawyers although I cannot afford to hire a lawyer AND pay the debt
  18. Just wondering if somebody could help me craft the best question (or questions) to the plaintiff in discovery, regarding alleged credit card debt owed. Basically, what is the best way to phrase a question (RPD) asking for a complete breakdown of the alleged amount owed on the alleged account. To be more specific, how much of the alleged amount owed is interest (or accrued interest) and/or how much was paid out in interest through the life of this alleged account. How much was paid out in services charges, fees, etc. (and how much has already paid out) through the life of this account. Basical
  19. Hi I was recently sued by Unifund CCR, LLC for a credit card debt. I answered their summons . Now i received document for interrogatories. I was not quite sure on how to respond back to the specific questions below which ties back to the Answer that i replied back to the summons. Would greatly help if any one could help me explain what exactly they mean and template to answer. I received the same question for 12 of my affirmative Defenses. With respect to the First affirmative defense alleged by you in answer to the plaintiff’s complaint, please set forth: I. “Identify” each and every p
  20. I am new here. I received a summons from AMEX Bank and the alleged debt is from AMEX credit card. I have answered the complaint and I received Requests to Admit, Interrogatories and Requests for Production. I need help in answering Plaintiff's Interrogatories.
  21. I am in the midst of litigation w/Midland. Served by PRA on 8/22. I have read and reread many of the threads.It is all sinking in. I have copied and pasted salient points, as I consider if they are of value to my responses apropos to my case. I have saved many samples from this site and refer back to numerous Michigan posters, yet I am in need of a few tips, tweeks and wisdom am searching this site for the following: Format - Looking for a straight forward Style Rules for Michigan Civil Court. Language - proper phrasing Example of Request for Documents... Any experience as a Defenda
  22. Please help me reword my discovery answers and find better ones. In particular, can the plaintiff force me to sign an agreement for them to look at specific bank statements? 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Portfolio Recovery Assets 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.) Sean Hadican, #56131 Arturo A. Hernandez III, #59684 Clinton P. Woerth, #53825 Shelley R. Porter, #59294 Counsel for Plaintiff Arturo A Hernandez III, #59684 showed up to first date. A different lawyer showed up to one court date. He said he was paid