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Do I have to answer an information subpoena on a judgement

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Do I have to answer an information subpoena on a judgement that is past it's statute of limitations? The judgement was issued in Dec of 1993
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Chris T., JD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'll be happy to assist you.
Yes, you still have to answer to the suit. The statute of limitations is a defense to the suit, but it is a defense you have to raise. The court will not raise that issue on its own. If you don't file an answer and contest the suit, the judge will grant a default judgment against you and you will lose. You can't then come in after the default judgment and raise the statute of limitations issue. That needs to be done now.
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