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Hi,  I am trying to find what the next step to do is. I have looked at some other posts involving Arbitration titles, and not sure what to do. But I did find a questionnaire to help with defining my background.

1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit?          JBD

2. What is the name of the law firm handling the suit? (should be listed at the top of the complaint.)  

3. How much are you being sued for?        Under 10,000

4. Who is the original creditor?        Citi

5. How do you know you are being sued?     I was served papers by it being dropped off,

6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door)     The first papers where served in person. Dropped off by a guy.  The Notice of Assignment to Arbitration was served through the Mail.

7. Was the service legal as required by your state?       As far as I can tell Yes.

8. What was your correspondence (if any) with the people suing you before you think you were being sued.      Nothing, they would call and I would not answer them.

9. What state and county do you live in?   Oregon,

10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations).   I am not on the outside of the SOL.  Not sure when Last payment was made.  

11. When did you open the account (looking to establish what card agreement may be applicable)?    I believe the date was in 2017.

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). 

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 did not request debt validation.

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?      I have 14 days 

17. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits.     In the first paperwork from the lawyers, they sent NO papers expect the summons paperwork.  



So the question I am wondering is about my letter of Notice of Assignment to Arbitration.   I am not sure what to do, I thought I read that I should wait tell "JBD", sent in there paperwork for an arbitrated, but not sure (cant find it again).  I have been going through a lot of forums and different websites to find information on how to fight the JDB. But not a lot of information on Arbitration. Most people just get sued, and it looks like the court sent this letter saying  that Arbitration is Mandatory (ORS 36.400 to 36.425).


Do you need anymore info?  Anything is helpful.



Just edited some names and dates. thanks

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2 hours ago, OregonWolf said:

So the question I am wondering is about my letter of Notice of Assignment to Arbitration.

This is NOT the arbitration you read about on these forums.  Oregon requires mandatory "arbitration" to see if the parties can resolve the issue and not need a trial.  While they use the word "arbitration" it is really court ordered mediation and you will lose.  It is NOT meant to be a fair and equitable process. It is meant for your to capitulate so that the court does not have to resolve it.  The arbitration you read about on these forums is private contractual arbitration with actual objective arbitrators NOT employed by the court you are sued in.

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