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Got a Dismissal without prejudice yesterday over Midland funding in san mateo.... First of all I would like to thank @sadinca, @calawyer, @ASTMedic, @anonamos, @HomelessInCalifornia  and everyone thats part of this board.

 

I was 30 mins early and sat in the hallway. 5 mins before the court open, this older looking man called in my name. Looking at him and i knew this is what everyone is talking about "rent a lawyer" and I also knew that my case is not going to trial. While he was walking towards me, he has nothing but a couple of documents in his hands. He sat next to me and told me that we are not going to trial. He said, he was only there to pass a message. He handed me a documents what it seems like a settlement.

With his stuttering voice he explain that if I sign, Midland will dismiss the case with prejudice and within 60 days they will send me the dismissal letter. If I did not sign Midland dismiss it without prejudice. While I took a glance over the documents he went over what a dismissal with or without prejudice means. He aslo mention my Objection to CCP98 and Trial Brief were Excellent ( calawyer and homelessincalifornia thanks ) I just let him finish what he was saying, and after that I said, this settlement should have been mailed a week before trial so I can go over it and understand what it really meant. He did not respond, I said you can go ahead and dismissed it without prejudice. 

So he did. Judge asked me if I have an objection,, I said "no your honor". Those 3 word is all i said infront of the judge with countless hours I spent on this case but I was relieve and happy. I know they can still file this thing in the future but If they did I have all my documents and everyone on this community. Also I think the SOL is up anyway ( last payment was in 09).......

 

Again thanks you everyone........ Moving on to clean up my credit report and file for my cost...

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Good morning...

Got a Dismissal without prejudice yesterday over Midland funding in san mateo.... First of all I would like to thank @sadinca, @calawyer, @ASTMedic, @anonamos, @HomelessInCalifornia  and everyone thats part of this board.

Again thanks you everyone........ Moving on to clean up my credit report and file for my cost...

Congrats! ::USA::

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Good morning...

Got a Dismissal without prejudice yesterday over Midland funding in san mateo.... First of all I would like to thank @sadinca, @calawyer, @ASTMedic, @anonamos, @HomelessInCalifornia  and everyone thats part of this board.

 

I was 30 mins early and sat in the hallway. 5 mins before the court open, this older looking man called in my name. Looking at him and i knew this is what everyone is talking about "rent a lawyer" and I also knew that my case is not going to trial. While he was walking towards me, he has nothing but a couple of documents in his hands. He sat next to me and told me that we are not going to trial. He said, he was only there to pass a message. He handed me a documents what it seems like a settlement.

With his stuttering voice he explain that if I sign, Midland will dismiss the case with prejudice and within 60 days they will send me the dismissal letter. If I did not sign Midland dismiss it without prejudice. While I took a glance over the documents he went over what a dismissal with or without prejudice means. He aslo mention my Objection to CCP98 and Trial Brief were Excellent ( calawyer and homelessincalifornia thanks ) I just let him finish what he was saying, and after that I said, this settlement should have been mailed a week before trial so I can go over it and understand what it really meant. He did not respond, I said you can go ahead and dismissed it without prejudice. 

So he did. Judge asked me if I have an objection,, I said "no your honor". Those 3 word is all i said infront of the judge with countless hours I spent on this case but I was relieve and happy. I know they can still file this thing in the future but If they did I have all my documents and everyone on this community. Also I think the SOL is up anyway ( last payment was in 09).......

 

Again thanks you everyone........ Moving on to clean up my credit report and file for my cost...

 

I am so proud of you.  For two reasons:

 

First, you stood up for yourself and beat a bunch of lawyers, in court, at their own game.

 

Second, you did not sign something that was presented to you at the last minute which you did not have a full opportunity to read and understand.  Your instincts (under pressure) were correct and you did the right thing.  A lesson to everyone on the board.

 

Nice going.  Request your costs and you might be able to trade a court award of costs for a dismissal with prejudice.  WITHOUT signing any agreement.

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I won against UNIFUND today!! Dismissal with prejudice!! Thank you for this site and the Awesome people on it that were so gracious to help me!! i am going to pay it forward!!

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I won against UNIFUND today!! Dismissal with prejudice!! Thank you for this site and the Awesome people on it that were so gracious to help me!! i am going to pay it forward!!

 

 

Nice going.  I am so proud of you!

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I won against UNIFUND today!! Dismissal with prejudice!! Thank you for this site and the Awesome people on it that were so gracious to help me!! i am going to pay it forward!!

 

Congrats!!!

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Dismissal without prejudice from Portfolio Recovery Scum. It was an easy fight honestly, although a few curve balls were thrown at me.  http://www.creditinfocenter.com/community/topic/325841-about-to-be-sued-by-portfolio-recovery-fulton-county-ga/

 

HUGE thanks to the following:

 

@NormInGeorgia

@debtzapper

@fisthardcheese

 

You guys were great and so helpful!

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Calimoo, H8spleadingpaper and Credit2011, all dismissed with prejudice. A couple others from Cali won as well but didn't post here.

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Calimoo, H8spleadingpaper and Credit2011, all dismissed with prejudice. A couple others from Cali won as well but didn't post here.

 

Great work by @Anon Amos @calawyer and other Californians.  And yes, not all OPs (from CA and other states) post their wins, for a variety of reasons. 

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Great work by @Anon Amos @calawyer and other Californians.  And yes, not all OPs (from CA and other states) post their wins, for a variety of reasons.

 

And a lot of help from Shellieh98 as well. And, yes there has been recent wins from other states also not posted. Many of the dismissal stipulations say the OP must not talk about the case. The bottom feeders like to keep a lid on this sort of thing, while promoting fear of litigation through creative tactics.

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And a lot of help from Shellieh98 as well. And, yes there has been recent wins from other states not posted also. Many of the dismissal stipulations say the OP must not talk about the case. The bottom feeders like to keep a lid on this sort of thing, while promoting fear of litigation through creative tactics.

@Anon Amos

Consumer attorneys may also request that we not post online about these cases. I know of one recent FDCPA case against a truly scurrilous, slippery, bottom-tier JDB that a dogged and dedicated NACA team hunted (with videographer in tow!) down. It had a happy ending for the good guys. 

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@Anon Amos

Consumer attorneys may also request that we not post online about these cases. I know of one recent FDCPA case against a truly scurrilous, slippery, bottom-tier JDB that a dogged and dedicated NACA team hunted (with videographer in tow!) down. It had a happy ending for the good guys.

 

That's a good point I didn't think of. So it is safe to say there are far more victories then what actually get posted here.   

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That's a good point I didn't think of. So it is safe to say there are far more victories then what actually get posted here.   

@Anon Amos

Speaking personally and anecdotally, I believe it is safe to say more CIC victories occur than are posted here. Same is likely true of defeats; some CIC posters just disappear. 

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@Anon AmosSame is likely true of defeats; some CIC posters just disappear.

 

As a control factor these posters could only be placed in the category of "unknown". In my opinion.

 

I do know of threads that just end, some even contain speculation of a loss. The OP wants no mention of it due to an agreement with the bottom feeder to say nothing about the case.

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@Anon Amos

 

The OP wants no mention of it due to an agreement with the bottom feeder to say nothing about the case.

 

 

A nondisclosure clause is usually included in a settlement agreement in which the JDB has had to pay the consumer.  In the instance that a JDB or OC simply dismisses its lawsuit, there won't be a such a provision. 

 

I've received PMs from posters offering a quick "I won" and "thank you" along with an explanation that they'd post details on the boards at a later date but, "for now", they were just going to relax and enjoy their victory.  However, they never returned. 

 

I can't blame them for not returning.  Defending a lawsuit is very stressful and it's a blessing to get past it and not think about it anymore.

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They do put confidintiality clauses in suits where they didn't pay the defendant, but probably not as often.

I agree with what you're saying. By the time it's over the defendant is so tired of it they don't have another post left in them, not to mention they got their life back and were finally able to move on.

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I have contacted by PM some OPs over the years.  Some have said they lost.  Some have said they won, but just never thought about posting it on the board; some have said they didn't think anyone cared to know; some said they won but they just wanted to forget the experience; and some have said their lawyer told them not to discuss their case.

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I have helped 8 in colorado, 1 lost (really never understood) and the other 7, I don't think any of them posted, lol.

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I'm calling mine another "win" for California, as noted above.  Dismissal Without Prejudice from Portfolio (case is now outside of SOL):

 

http://www.creditinfocenter.com/community/topic/326248-portfolio-recovery-hunt-henriques-new/

 

 

Could not have possibly done it without this site.  An enormous, heartfelt "thank you" to all, particularly the tireless calawyer and AnonAmos.  I owe you both so very much.  Thank you!!!

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I'm calling mine another "win" for California, as noted above.  Dismissal Without Prejudice from Portfolio (case is now outside of SOL):

 

http://www.creditinfocenter.com/community/topic/326248-portfolio-recovery-hunt-henriques-new/

 

 

Could not have possibly done it without this site.  An enormous, heartfelt "thank you" to all, particularly the tireless calawyer and AnonAmos.  I owe you both so very much.  Thank you!!!

@h8spleadingpaper

 

You are battle-weary, but also battle-tested. They surrendered. It's a win. 

 

You have no idea how much your questions, thought-process, experiences and trial materials will help others--and not just in California. Adding to the body of knowledge here on CIC pays it forward. 

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@Anon Amos

 

They do put confidintiality clauses in suits where they didn't pay the defendant, but probably not as often.
 

 

A dismissal itself would not have a nondisclosure provision because that dismissal is public record.  It would be in a separate agreement that would require the defendant's signature and would outline details that could not be publicly revealed.

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