Jump to content

Sue Collection Agency in another state


Recommended Posts

A collection agency kept calling my parents house. I know I can sue them for contacting a third party. BUT The collection agency is in California, my parents are in Nevada, and I am in Colorado. SO do I have to go to California to sue the collection agency?

And if I pay off the debt, does that invalidate my case?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A collection agency kept calling my parents house. I know I can sue them for contacting a third party. BUT The collection agency is in California, my parents are in Nevada, and I am in Colorado. SO do I have to go to California to sue the collection agency?

Yes. They can file a motion to dismiss to due the fact that it's a hardship to travel to another state. The good news is that you can file a complaint via the mail sometimes. You can also do most everything else via the mail, and they may settle out of court, completely erasing the need to ever travel. Check this out.

And if I pay off the debt, does that invalidate my case?
No, but it potentially weakens it.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. See if the CA is authorized to do business in your state. Check with your Secretary of State. You may be able to serve them via your state's long arm jurisdiction.

2. The FDCPA is collector focused: this means it should not matter if you pay it off or not. But it may weaken it, perception-wise, since you are probably left iwth statutoy damages. Your parents might be able to sue as well

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Under the Secretary of State, it has thier California Address, it says Jurisdiction California, and it has a "Registered Agent" here in Colorado.

SO, do I send the Small Claims Court Claim to... The "Registered Agent" in Colorado or to the "Pricipal Office" in California?

Is that where i sue them, in Small Claims Court?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.