Pembroke Pines, FL asked in Consumer Law for Florida

Q: I was sued by credit card and settled at pre-trial. Trial was dismissed without prejudice. What does that mean?

Does dismissed without prejudice mean that they can sue me again for the remainder of the balance. I asked this several times and have it also in email where they said that this would suffice for the entire balance of the account and would take care of it all. Now I see this this. Shouldn't it say dismissed with prejudice?

EDIT: I already paid same day of pre-trial and confirmed they received it. Shouldn't it then say- "with prejudice". In the stipulation agreement that I signed it said "with prejudice". Does this mean that even after I paid, they can try and sue me for the difference all over again?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, it means that they can refile it if you fail to make the payments as you agreed. If it were dismissed "with prejudice" that would preclude them from refiling.

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