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I received a Notice of Intent to dismiss for lack of prosecution

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I received a "Notice of Intent to dismiss for lack of prosecution on court's own motion"
what does this mean? A while back I went to court and told the lawyer that is representing a debt collector, that I am willing to pay off the debt. He said, "I will get back to my client and let them know tat you are willing to pay. That was the last I heard of him.
Thank you,
Very confused in Tampa
Good morning,

I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma.

While you may be confused, you have been handed a potential gift by the judge.

What the court's Motion means is that the Plaintiff has not asked the court to set a trial date so that the case can be moved to conclusion and the court has just told the Plaintiff that they must now attend a hearing and show cause why the lawsuit should not be dismissed for their failure to move it along.

If the suit is dismissed, you will not have a judgment rendered against you. And, if the statute of limitations has already passed, even a dismissal without prejudice will not allow them to file and serve again.

You have nothing to worry about with this Motion. You may appear at the hearing, though t is unlikely that you would have anything to say which would sway the court to dismiss the case---aside from what the court is already aware of.

I wish you the best in 2011.

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