Branson, MO asked in Contracts and Collections for Missouri

Q: I am being sued for ""Breach of Contract" by a debt collector. I appeared at court for the trial, their lawyer did not.

When i check the online court docket entries it says "PLAINTIFF BY ATTORNEY CRESON, DEFENDANT APPEARS NOT. CASE RESET" My question is, what does "Defendant Appears Not", mean? I know they reschedule the case, but when i read that statement it reads like they showed up and i didn't. Which was the opposite of what happened.

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Defendant appears not means that the court has no record of your having showed up at court. So long as a default judgment was not entered against you, I don't think the docketing mistake matters.

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