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Yes you can, although they may now be asserting additional legal costs and fees. But you just need to contact the lawyer that filed the lawsuit for the summons you received and make an offer of payment.
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You can try that. It doesn't necessarily work though. I know what you are talking about, but just writing final payment on the Memo line does not mean it will be the case if it is cashed. So it just depends if the original creditor does anything more about it. What you are talking about is called an "accord and satisfcation" and if they fought it they would probably win.
Furthermore, that doesn't guarantee they will stop the lawsuit upon cashing the check so they could end up still getting a judgment against you and you would have a mess to sort out later.
The only way to deal with the lawsuit part of it is to contact the lawyer that filed it.