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  1. I'm having a hard time finding out how to file an MTC in Kentucky.
  2. I was served last week by Portfolio Recovery/Synchrony, in Texas. I have completed my answer to file next week. I am going to submit my MTC as well. The link to my original post is at the end of this post. Thank you to everyone who will take time to read and respond. I am at the point of pulling my hair out. In the SAMPLE MTC, under #2 it claims I will have already sent a Notice of Arbitration Election to PRA/Lawyer before I file my MTC. I have found a NOTICE OF ARBITRATION ELECTION (provided below) For those who have used arbitration is this the steps you have taken? In most of the post I have read I have not read anything about anyone actually sending a Notice of Arbitration Election prior to filing an answer and the MTC. I just want to make sure I am doing this right. I have to give it 100% to fight this and I don't have room to mess it up. Also, do I wait until arbitration is granted to request they pay all fees? ------------------------------------------------------ Sample MTC (Note that is Sample is to show you an idea of what an MTC should look like. Never Copy/Paste this directly into your motion. Adding case law from your own state is a good idea) MOTION TO COMPEL PRIVATE/CONTRACTUAL ARBITRATION AND TO STAY PROCEEDINGS PENDING ARBITRATION NOW COMES Defendant, appearing Pro Se for its Motion to Compel Private Contractual Arbitration and as grounds thereto states the following: 1. That on or about ___________, 2011, Plaintiff filed its Complaint against Defendant. 2. Defendant sent a letter via certified mail to Plaintiff's attorney on ____________, 2011, electing arbitration with JAMS and requesting dismissal of this case (see Exhibit A, attached). ----------------------------------------------------------- NOTICE OF ARBITRATION ELECTION Pursuant to Capital One cardholder agreement, I ELECT arbitration via JAMS to resolve all of our disputes. As per the agreement, "If you or we elect arbitration of a claim, neither you nor we will have the right to pursue that claim in court or before a judge or jury." The agreement further states, "You or we may elect arbitration under this arbitration provision with respect to any claim, even if the claim is part of a lawsuit brought in court." As of this notice you must dismiss or stay any and all actions in regards to the alleged debt pending the result of the Arbitration. ___________________________(Your Name Typed) Certified Return Receipt #_________________________ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here is the Synchrony agreement: RESOLVING A DISPUTE WITH ARBITRATION PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT REJECT IT, THIS SECTION WILL APPLY TO YOUR ACCOUNT, AND MOST DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE SUBJECT TO INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION. THIS MEANS THAT: (1) NEITHER A COURT NOR A JURY WILL RESOLVE ANY SUCH DISPUTE; (2) YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR SIMILAR PROCEEDING; (3) LESS INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE; AND (4) APPEAL RIGHTS WILL BE LIMITED. •  What claims are subject to arbitration 1. If either you or we make a demand for arbitration, you and we must arbitrate any dispute or claim between you or any other user of your account, and us, our affiliates, agents and/or providers that accept the card or program sponsors if it relates to your account, except as noted below. 2. We will not require you to arbitrate: (1) any individual case in small claims court or your state’s equivalent court, so long as it remains an individual case in that court; or (2) a case we file to collect money you owe us. However, if you respond to the collection lawsuit by claiming any wrongdoing, we may require you to arbitrate. 3. Notwithstanding any other language in this section, only a court, not an arbitrator, will decide disputes about the validity, enforceability, coverage or scope of this section or any part thereof (including, without limitation, the next paragraph of this section and/or this sentence). However, any dispute or argument that concerns the validity or enforceability of the Agreement as a whole is for the arbitrator, not a court, to decide. 3No Class Actions YOU AGREE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST US IN COURT OR ARBITRATION. ALSO, YOU MAY NOT BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US ON BEHALF OF ANY ACCOUNTHOLDER WHO IS NOT AN ACCOUNTHOLDER ON YOUR ACCOUNT, AND YOU AGREE THAT ONLY ACCOUNTHOLDERS ON YOUR ACCOUNT MAY BE JOINED IN A SINGLE ARBITRATION WITHANY CLAIM YOU HAVE. If a court determines that this paragraph is not fully enforceable, only this sentence will remain in force and the remainder will be null and void, and the court’s determination shall be subject to appeal. This paragraph does not apply to any lawsuit or administrative proceeding filed against us by a state or federal government agency even when such agency is seeking relief on behalf of a class of borrowers, including you. This means that we will not have the right to compel arbitration of any claim brought by such an agency. • How to start an arbitration, and the arbitration process 1. The party who wants to arbitrate must notify the other party in writing. This notice can be given after the beginning of a lawsuit or in papers filed in the lawsuit. Otherwise, your notice must be sent to Synchrony Bank, Legal Operation, P.O. Box 29110, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-5320, ATTN: ARBITRATION DEMAND. The party seeking arbitration must select an arbitration administrator, which can be either the American Arbitration Association (AAA), 120 Broadway, Floor 21, New York, NY 10271, www.adr.org, (800) 778-7879, or JAMS, 620 Eighth Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10018, www.jamsadr.com, (800) 352-5267. If neither administrator is able or willing to handle the dispute, then the court will appoint an arbitrator. 2. If a party files a lawsuit in court asserting claim(s) that are subject to arbitration and the other party files a motion with the court to compel arbitration, which is granted, it will be the responsibility of the party asserting the claim(s) to commence the arbitration proceeding. 3. The arbitration administrator will appoint the arbitrator and will tell the parties what to do next. The arbitrator must be a lawyer with at least ten years of legal experience. Once appointed, the arbitrator must apply the same law and legal principles, consistent with the FAA, that would apply in court, but may use different procedural rules. If the administrator’s rules conflict with this Agreement, this Agreement will control. 4. The arbitration will take place by phone or at a reasonably convenient location. If you ask us to, we will pay all the fees the administrator or arbitrator charges, as long as we believe you are acting in good faith. We will always pay arbitration costs, as well as your legal fees and costs, to the extent you prevail on claims you assert against us in an arbitration proceeding which you have commenced. • Governing Law for Arbitration This Arbitration section of your Agreement is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). Utah law shall apply to the extent state law is relevant under the FAA. The arbitrator’s decision will be final and binding, except for any appeal right under the FAA. Any court with jurisdiction may enter judgment upon the arbitrator’s award. • How to reject this section You may reject this Arbitration section of your Agreement. If you do that, only a court may be used to resolve any dispute or claim. To reject this section, you must send us a notice within 60 days after you open your account or we first provided you with your right to reject this section. The notice must include your name, address and account number, and must be mailed to Synchrony Bank, P.O. Box 965012, Orlando, FL 32896-5012. This is the only way you can reject this section.
  3. Hi all, I've been reviewing, taking notes and trying to get all my ducks in a row for a pending suit brought on by Midland/BestBuy/Citi. First, and foremost, thank you to those who have posted their situations and those who have replied with logical next steps or thoughts. Your insights, suggestions and experiences have brought a sense of relief to what started out to be "one-more-thing" on my stress filled plate. Onwards...I have an answer prepared (which may have more than needed, hence my request for help) and attached for which I'd like some "kind" input as to what to keep and what to delete. In advance, I appreciate the community's help. Answer - DWP MIDLAND.rtf
  4. Hello, Beforehand I would like to thank everyone because this forum has helped me tremendously. I had 2 cases filed against me, I was able to obtain a dismissal on one as soon as I filed my MTC. Well the other did not go as smoothly today...... Filed MTC 01/20/18, AZ Justice court approved arbitration 02/06/18 and received order to initiate arbitration Filed for arbitration 02/22/18, arbitration said they were backed up and did not start working my case until 04/03/18 Arbitration did not start process or any mailings to any parties until 04/03/18 Today was my trial and I was pretty confident all I needed was my confirmation of the arbitration case being file 02/22/18 and copy of the letter sent to JH Portfolio on 04/03/18 requesting fees to be paid to initiate the arbitration case. Well pretty much the judge did not care I had confirmation of filed a case with AAA, he read the letter to JH portfolio letting them know the needed to send fees by 04/17/18. After reviewing confirmation and letter judge initiated the trial and entered judgement against me for the amount owed. I was not prepared for trial, I assumed my receipt and letter would be sufficient to stay further proceedings. I'm contemplating an appeal, what are my chances? It seems an appeal would go to Superior court, my main basis for the appeal is that arbitration was filed, started and was pending the receipt of fees from the other party, at this point AZ Justice court should have allowed more time for arbitration to proceed..... Thanks,
  5. I am so grateful that I found this website. I have spent the past several days reading and studying on this site and google scholar. I have a few questions about my next steps. Before that, however, here is the information about my case: 1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit? Midland Funding LLC 2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? No Firm, but there are 4 attorneys listed. I believe they are Midland internal counsel 3. How much are you being sued for? $3000 4. Who is the original creditor? Synchrony/Wal-Mart 5. How do you know you are being sued? Served 6. How were you served? Mail CMRR 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? Ohio, Defiance County 10. When is the last time you paid on this account? 2014 11. When did you open the account (looking to establish what card agreement may be applicable)? 2010 12. What is the SOL on the debt? To find out: 6 years I think. Account was opened in AR (3 yr SOL) but default happened after moving to OH (6 yr SOL) 13. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? Suit 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? No 16. How long do you have to respond to the suit? Did you receive an interrogatory (questionnaire) regarding the lawsuit? I have until June 10 to answer. No interrogatory 17. What evidence did they send with the summons? 1. Complaint (Generic Midland complaint) 2. 2 statements (2014 and 2016) I have my answer to the complaint prepared and ready to file. I am planning to file a MTC and utilize the JAMS provision in the Synchrony agreement. Since the lawsuit is in the municipal court, I will file my answer and MTC at the same time. Here are my questions: 1. I have read through the 2018 Initiating Arbitration Sticky in the Arbitration forum and almost all of the threads regarding suits with Midland, those in Ohio, and MTCs. I have found a lot of conflicting information regarding when to file the Demand for Arbitration with JAMS and the Respondent's Attorneys. Should I wait until the MTC is granted, or should I file it at the same time as the answer and MTC? 2. Should I go ahead and file my answer and MTC immediately , or wait until closer to the deadline? I am concerned because I will be out of the country for a few weeks in early June, and I am afraid of having a hearing or deadline happen while I am out of the country. Is there a legal document that I should file with the court or language to add to my answer to let them know that I will be out of the country? I feel fairly confident that I can beat Midland, but I just want to make sure that I don't make a silly mistake. Midland has filed over 100 suits against people in my particular court since 2016, and, as far as I can tell, only 6 people have answered the complaint. In each case, Midland folded. Thanks in advance for any advice. EDIT: I’ve changed the title to better reflect question
  6. Hello Fellow Members! I need a little help. I am being sued by of course, Midland! As advised on a previous thread, I plan to file a MTC arbitration. By reading the attached agreement, can anyone interpret whether or not I can file a MTC/Arbitration in Georgia? The summons/claim was issued without previous notice and was filed at the Magistrate Courts in Gwinnett County. I currently have 16 days left to file an answer. I was advised to file a MTC after I file my answer. However I do not know the steps to take exactly. Such as, should I file an answer at the same time? The attached arbitration agreement is too complex for me to interpret. Your help is much appreciated. Thanking you in advance. ARBITRATION FOR CREDIT ONE BANK.pdf
  7. I really need a General Strategy of how to fight Midland represented by Johnson Mark. I understand majority of documents and their purpose, but I'm worried that if I do not see the whole picture beforehand, I won't be able to react appropriately or prepare in time. Can anyone direct me to some sort of flow-chart of how the case moves through civil court. Maybe a TO-DO list and what-to-expect list and appropriate time limits. I'm a little confused on timelines and all necessary requests and filings. I'm worried if I do not file or answer some document in a timely manner then I will be basically surrendering my rights and/or missing requested paperwork to support my case. Here is my TIMELINE: 2006 OPENED WF CONSUMER CREDIT CARD AS OVERDRAFT PROTECTION 2011 CC ACCOUNT WAS CHARGED-OFF BY WF in 2011 (CC limit was $4,500 but I'm being sued for almost $10K) 2011-2016 RANDOMLY RECEIVED STATEMENTS FROM MIDLAND (amounts varied from $7K to $13K) 11/12/15 JOHNSON MARK LLC SERVED COMPLAINT ONTO MY SPOUSE (I was not present on premisses, but it's still legal in UT) 11/18/15 COMPLAINT WAS FILED WITH 3RD DISTRICT COURT, UTAH 11/24/15 FILED MOTION TO DISMISS (based on SOL; as it is not an "instrument in writing" and falls under 4 years) 12/2/15 FILED 1st REQUEST TO SUBMIT FOR DECISION 12/10/15 RECEIVED PREMATURE FILING MINUTES 12/10/15 RECEIVED OPPOSITION TO MOTION (was dated 12/7/2015) 12/15/15 FILED REPLY TO OPPOSITION 12/15/15 FILED 2nd REQUEST TO SUBMIT FOR DECISION 2/16/16 RECEIVED ACCOUNT STATEMENT FROM JOHNSON MARK LLC IN THE MAIL (very basic info stating the whole acct #, ownership, balance, but no charge-off date) 2/16/16 CALLED JUDGE's CLERK TO INQUIRE ON STATUS OF REQUEST 2/23/16 RECEIVED NOTICE FROM COURT ON MOTION TO DISMISS (ruling scheduled on 3/07/2016) 3/7/16 JUDGE DECLINED THE MOTION AND EXTENDED 21 DAYS TO FILE THE ANSWER (SOL was denied, as judge agreed it falls under "instrument in writing"; 6 years instead of 4) 3/22/16 SENT LETTER SELCETING ARBITRATION TO JM AND MIDLAND 3/28/16 FILED THE FOLLOWING: ANSWER AFFIDAVIT MTC PROPOSED ORDER 3/28 - 3/31/2016 RECEIVED MULTIPLE PHONE CALLS FROM JM (to stop any phone calls, file CEASE & DESIST) 4/1/2016 AGREED ON SETTLEMENT - my original offer was $1500 when complaint was filed; JM's lowest was $7.5K - JM offered $2K, saying it's a stretch from original $7.5K - countered with $500, pointing out ARB fees and legal expenses - JM declined - JM called 30 minutes later accepting the offer 4/1/2016 RECEIVED SETTLEMENT PAPERWORK - JM lawyer sent AGREEMENT LETTER to my email (upon my request) - called JM lawyer directly to request: dismissal with prejudice, no transfer of debt, no 1099C - agreed upon everything but 1099 - as it is regulated by Federal Law - ordered cashier's check and went to meet up with JM lawyer - received SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT and SATISFACTION LETTER in writing - both parties have signed MOTION TO DISMISS (with prejudice) - received ORDER OF DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE - all docs mentioned: with prejudice, and each party bearing its own costs and attorney fees - received payment stub Thank you to everyone. This has been the best resource.
  8. I'm in Macomb County, Michigan, I'm being sued by Portfolio Recovery for the amount of $716.28. Summons and Complaint was issued 6/2/15. I answered their complaint, I mentioned that their affidavit was made more than ten days before the complaint was filed and I also stated in my Affirmative Defenses that I there is an Arbitration clause in the agreement (that I provided because Portfolio Rec doesn't have it) and that I seek to choose arbitration. I don't know how much weight Affirmative Defenses hold but the judge seemed to ignore it as it continued on to Pre-trial (Dec.3rd 2015). I then filed a Motion to Dismiss, or in the alternative, stay case and compel arbitration. However, I forgot when the pre-trial date was and submitted the motion only a few days before the pre-trial. The plaintiffs lawyer made very little attempt to negotiate a deal, instead she had a very rude and demeaning attitude, apparently she didn't even know that I filed for the motion (which I did send a copy to the plaintiffs law firm a few days before I even submitted it to the court) and that seemed to have made her angry or something. Nevertheless, at the pre-trial, the judge mentioned that he looked at my motion. The plaintiffs lawyer said that what I (the defendant) was doing is just common tactics to buy time and based on her experience I'm not going to file for arbitration. The judge asked her if she wanted to adjourn and she said no, he then denied the motion saying that we will see if he (The defendant) files for arbitration and if not then it will come back to court. That is where we stand now, the pre-trial was yesterday (Dec.3rd), and I'm pretty confused right now. I didn't expect the judge to dismiss my motion as the combination of their affidavit being expired and the arbitration clause in the agreement basically throws their argument out the window. My main questions and concerns are, how (at this point in the case) do I file for arbitration and who do I notify and how do I notify them? I've read many posts on how to initial arbitration but my situation seems a little different and I want to make sure I'm doing it correctly. Also, my concern is that if the plaintiffs lawyer send a summary disposition at this point, do I have to answer it or does that mean I am forfeiting my right to arbitration? Any help at all will be greatly appreciated, I'm really a tadpole in a lake when it comes to law, I'm just learning as I go basically. -- Abe
  9. Hey All, Just received discovery responses from CACH, LLC. wherein they objected to my request for the purchase agreement on the grounds that it was protected as a trade secret. CA Evidence Code 1060. Has anyone had any success compelling this document from a JDB? If so, can you point me to a template? P.S. This is my first time posting, so if I didn't follow any of the normal procedures, my apologies in advance.
  10. I filed to have a motion to compel bop (or preclude as Calawyer explained I should do and I did) and it is SOON- I'm wondering what to expect during the hearing. A little background info: 1) I'm in CA 2) a tentative ruling will be posted the day prior to the date 3) I have rec'd the plaintiff's opposition to the motion 4)Im in the process of writing up my reply What happens if am granted my motion to compel? or the motion to preclude? What happens if it is denied? Do I go to court the next day regardless? I'm afraid not to go so I'm pretty sure I will go either way.....just looking for a little insight. Thanks in advance!!
  11. Hi all, I filed MTC, and elected arbitration following Lindas plan. I had a hearing (in the judges chambers) not in the court room. The judge read the credit card agreement, and nodded his head as he read out loud "if either parties elect arbitration it replaces the right to go to court". Sooo I am thinking I am doing quite well at this point. The attorney told the judge that he still elects to resolve the issue in court. After the hearing was completed the attorney stopped me in the hallway , and told me that my motion was denied, and he will be filling a motion for summary judgement. I checked the website a couple days after the hearing, and it says Result: "Taken under advisement", "Set pre tial." The pre trial is set for the end of January, but I just received in the mail the MSJ the attorney has filed. Wondering if I need to answer the plaintiffs MSJ, as my MTC has not been ruled on yet? Thanks in advance.