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Thanks for the prompt reply! This summons has no case number XXXXX court stamp or signature anywhere on it. It only has an auto fill signature from the attorney.
The attorney is Machol & Johannes, which appears to be a junk debt buyer. I have requested a debt validation from them. Do they have to provide that to me before the court date?
I was served yesterday and the court date is for Nov, 23 Also, I live 100 miles from Denver. Will they actually send an attorney out here for the court date and if they do not appear, what happens? Thanks!!!
Are they required to file the summons with the courthouse before they serve me?
I do have a court date of the 23rd at 8am. I did call the court clerk and there is not any record of this summons being filed with them. What do you suggest I do? Thanks!
Ironically, The 23rd is the day after Thanksgiving and all of our county offices are closed...
Sorry to keep bothering you! Seeing this collection agency's reputation, I think I will just appear at the courthouse on the stated date and time. I'll see if I can round up a cop to verify that I appeared as the summons requires. The summons does not require me to answer it prior to that date, only that I appear on that date. In the meantime, I'll request, in writing, a debt validation which I emailed already...
The summons is for out here in Park County which is almost 100 miles from Denver. That's why I was wondering if they would actually appear way out here. Park County offices are always closed on Fridays. Will this get dismissed automatically if I appear when instructed and the attorney does not appear and/or the court is not even open. I'm not even sure about the validity of the debt to begin with!