The person who served the summons actually handed it to my partner, not me, but it was at the correct address. They also followed up with a letter that had a copy of the summons, so that is not a reason for them to vacate the judgement.
I was confused at to the date, please see attached file, and finally realized that the court date was for 2014, and not on a Sunday 5May of 2013. My misunderstanding was that I had until then to reply to the summons.
I was actually out of town and out of the country for almost all of May, and I can prove that with hotel room receipts and airline ticket stubs, so would that be an acceptable reason to clear the default judgement?
I am planning on paying off the debt and trying to get reimbursed by my insurance company because I don't want this showing up on my credit report.
Do you think my being out of town for work is a good reason to file an Excusable Default or should I suck up to the attorney and try and get him to agree to clear it after the debt is paid?
I work in an FDA regulated industry, and if you are going to make alterations to documents, especially OFFICIAL documents, you have to single line through the mistake, initial and date the line through, then clearly write the correction either above or below the mistake. Since either the lawyer or the clerk did neither thing, the date is confusing.
Edit: Ok, I can't attach the scanned document to this reply without getting a 'you don't have permission' error'. Is there another way I can let you see the document?
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