Thursday, March 1, 2012

Watch Your Step...Answering Collection Lawsuits

John Skiba - 3/1/2012 - JDSUPRA

I meet with clients on a regular basis that have been sued by a debt buying company on an old credit card debt. If you have had the misfortune of being sued, you know that the process server provides you with a copy of the Complaint and Summons.

In Arizona, you have 20 days from the day you are served with the Complaint and Summons to submit a written response to the court. The written response is called the “Answer”. How you answer a lawsuit can have lasting implications in your collection lawsuit. Because of this, it is important to fully understand the process of answering a lawsuit and what things to avoid.

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Watch Your Step...Answering Collection Lawsuits

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