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Just to clarify this situation, you are being brought to court for a bill that you have already paid in full and you have cancelled checks that prove you paid the bill in full?
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You can file a countersuit against them for any losses that you suffer because they are still bringing you to court on a matter that has already been paid. The countersuit can be heard by the court on Dec 8 with the original court case. My suggestion here is that you get a form motion from the court (clerk's office) and complete it as a Motion for counterclaim and then come up with a reasonable amount of money that this has cost you (such as if you lose a day of pay to attend the court hearing on Dec 8 -- add that into the total also) and submit the motion to the court by Dec 1, 2016 and the court will consider your claim along with dismissing their claim when you show the receipts / cancelled checks to the court. If you do not bring a countersuit on Dec 8, you can still countersue them afterward for bringing the case against you but it will be difficult to get any punitive (punishment) damages for this out of them and the court will limit you to receiving back any money that you have actually lost while trying to sort out these matters (such as lost wages and time spent dealing with the company).
I do suggest that you make sure you appear on Dec 8 with your proof and ask the court for a dismissal of the case. There should be no problems with that at the court. Then, if you have not already filed a countersuit you can do so after the hearing if you still choose to do so at that time.
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