like the case was not dismissed, but, the debt collector received a (summary) judgment because you had admitted to owing the debt. You answered a Request for Admissions
which admitted to the debt, and they used that to get judgment. So it is not that the case was dismissed, but that it ended, and not in your favor.
As such, they then received a judgment on you for the debt. A judgment has different statute of limitations
than simply a debt; a judgment has 20 years to be enforced. FS §95.11(1)
. As such, it sounds like they can try to enforce the judgment. It is up to you whether or not to continue to negotiate with them and I would, because often they will take less than what the judgment is just to collect something
and close the matter, however, you cannot go back to Court as the matter is already over. I am very sorry.
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