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i am being sued by a creditor and got a summons from the court,

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i am being sued by a creditor and got a summons from the court, it said i have to respond to the complaint in writing or a judgment by default may be entered against me. i'm in the process of chapter 11, what do i do? do i respond to the summons?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  NYCLAWYER replied 6 years ago.
Hello, I am legal expert at Justanswer and I will be helping you with your question today. Normally you would file an answer to deny the claim. Here, bankruptcy says any collection efforts so you can alert the lawyer you have done so and to be safe file the answer raising as a defense the bankruptcy filing including a copy of such filing as proof. As long as the party sued has a bankruptcy pending, that case cannot proceed.

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