Q: I am being sued by a debt collector. Can I respond in writing before court or do I respond in person at court?
I thought the original creditor dismissed this account as a hardship. I was surprised when a debt collector tried to collect on it, and now a different debt collector has bought the account and is suing to collect.
A: If the case is in the associate division then your mere appearance at court constitutes a general denial of the allegations. If you wish to assert affirmative defenses, you must plead them in writing.
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