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Q: Is it common practice for the plaintiff to ask for a continuance because the defendant was owed some documentation?

Monroe County, TN I am being sued by Discover Bank. I wasn't given anything except a summons and 3 copies of copies of statements with nothing on them besides amount owed, fees, charges, and interest. I had asked for documentation when contacted about the debt and hadn't gotten it. The lawyer was visibly shaken when I asked for documentation so he asked for a continuance that I agreed to and the judge approved. Is that common? Does it make me look bad?

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: You probably need to file a sworn denial before Court. Otherwise you will lose. You might want to hire an attorney to represent you. Most credit card cases are not tried, but if you owe then you might get a compromise.

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