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Sued by Cavalry SPV I LLC in CA

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Im going through this for the first time, as a young adult, with little or no help. I have a few specific questions that I couldn't find the answer to on this blog. I'm representing myself in this case due to a lack of money for a lawyer so it's all new to me. I have attached the summons I received to help you better understand my questions in case they're not exactly clear. 

1. Who is the named plaintiff in the suit?

Calvary SPV I, LLC

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

Law Firm in Fresno CA

3. How much are you being sued for?

$801 plus attorney's fees and court costs etc

4. Who is the original creditor? (if not the Plaintiff)

GE Capital then Synchrony Bank

5. How do you know you are being sued? (You were served, right?)


6. How were you served? (Mail, In person, Notice on door)

Given to my roommate then mailed to me.

7. Was the service legal as required by your state?


8. What was your correspondence (if any) with the people suing you before you think you were being sued?


9. What state and county do you live in?

Orange County, CA

10. When is the last time you paid on this account? (looking to establish if you are outside of the statute of limitations)

It's claiming on Oct 6, 2014, but I know I did not make that payment. 

11. What is the SOL on the debt? To find out:

4 years 

12. What is the status of your case? Suit served? Motions filed? 

Suit served I believe? I've already filed my general denial with the courts. 

13. Have you disputed the debt with the credit bureaus (both the original creditor and the collection agency?)


14. Did you request debt validation before the suit was filed? Note: if you haven't sent a debt validation request, don't bother doing this now - it's too late.


15. 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?

30 days. But I've already filed my response. I wish I would have found this blog before responding. I'm not sure what the 'charges' are.  And no I did not receive an interrogatory.

16. What evidence did they send with the summons? An affidavit? Statements from the OC? Contract? List anything else they attached as exhibits.

-Affidavit of sale 

-Certificate of Conformity For Notary 

-A BOGUS looking Bill Of Sale

-A BOGUS transaction summary of a supposed payment I made to synchrony.


Now there are a few things that I don't understand. 

First, how on earth did they get $836 as the charged off amount when my credit report states the charge off amount, as reported by Synchrony Bank, was $334? And what are the 'adjustments and/or credits applied' (Highlighted in the file I have attached) that then brings it to $801?

Second, I know for a fact that I did not make a payment for this credit card in October of 2014. The supposed last payment I made. Not only do I have no record but I know I didn't because at that time I was about to be evicted and I know 100% the last thing I would worry about paying was a couch payment. I didn't even have the money to pay my electricity bill that month, why on earth would I pay $120 for a couch payment?? Is there any way to demand more about that alleged payment? The bank account I was using during that time I don't have anymore so I no longer have access to those statements as they were online. 

Additionally, after reading a few threads on here, can the plaintiff say that "Plaintiff's damages and injuries were proximately caused by the acts or omissions of these defendants."? (Highlighted in the file I have attached) I believe I read something about rebutting this because they bought the debt so they brought the damages upon themselves or something like that? 

Lastly, they state in their summons "No part of said sum has been paid, although demand therefor has been made, and there is now due, owing and unpaid from said defendant, and each of them, to plaintiff, said amount". And even claims I "refused" (Highlighted in red in the file I attached) to pay??!? I Never had any contact from cavalry by phone or mail before being sued, I haven't lived at the address they state I live at since 2011. How can demand be made when I never received a demand from them?

As I said, I wish I found this forum before I filed my reply. I'm not sure what to expect, I've never been sued before, let alone by a debt collector. What should I expect next? Will I get something back from cavalry? I sent it first class USPS on the 21st of last month (September) and haven't received anything yet. 

Thank you so much in advance for the help! 


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