I was served with a Writ of Garnishment on 5/30. I responded to both the plaintiff and the Court that a) she is not an employee and has not been since 2010 b) no money is held for or owed to her. This response was disregarded and judgement was entered. It has now been referred to a collection agency.
Correct - but what documents? There are no payroll records because there has been no payroll.
If I decided to settle without having to make a court appearance, how would I go about doing that? Would there be any repercussions?
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