East Northport, NY asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Business Law for New York

Q: I received a civil court summons from company's lawyer, can I offer to pay full amount w/o filing an answer in court?

The amount that is owed originated from a service that the company performed at my home.

Can I call the law firm directly and offer to pay the full amount without filing an answer to the summons at the court?

Location: Nassau County, NY

Thanks

2 Lawyer Answers
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Sure. But make sure you have a written agreement that after payment the case will be dismissed with prejudice.

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Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
Answered
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes, you can, but the plaintiff's attorney may try to throw in some legal fees that may not be deemed reasonable in court. Be careful and make sure that both sign a Release that also obligates the plaintiff to dismiss the case with prejudice prior to or on the due date for (your) answer.

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