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I got served in NC by the attorneys of BB&T for a loan that

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I got served in NC by the attorney's of BB&T for a loan that I defaulted on 4 years ago...I decided to go to court myself and fight this without getting an attorney since the default date on this loan has exceeded the 3 year statue of limitations. I just recently got a document from the NC Courts saying my case was selected for arbitration...and previous to that document, I received a letter from the Plaintiff "Plaintiffs First Set of Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents." it said I must have these responses back to their office in (30) days...since this came from their attorney, am I obligated to respond back to them even before I get notice from the court that an Arbitration date has been set?

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

Yes, discovery requests must be answered within 30 days even if you haven't gotten notice of the arbitration date yet. This is because they are entitled to that information regardless of whether you go to arbitration - the same information would be used if you were going to trial or trying to negotiate a settlement.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ok, good to know! Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX have a follow up question about this case...


My main defense in this case is that my last payment to this loan was 4yrs ago and in my research the statute of limitations in NC is 3yrs...I mentioned this to the Attorney for the Plaintiff when they contacted me about this loan and she said the Statute of Limitations had been increased to 10 years because of the Seal Law? What is that?

I've never heard of a "Seal law," and I looked, but didn't see anything. It would help if he could tell you what statute number or case he's referring to, because it could be another word that just sounds similar to Seal.

If this were a mortgage loan, that has a ten year statute of limitations under N.C. Gen. Stat., Section 1-47. Otherwise, Section 1-52 says three years for contracts. I'm reading the current statute.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The Original Loan was a balloon retail loan taken out on 10/31/2008 and I did a Retail Loan Modification Agreement on 06/23/2009. On the Modification Agreement that I am looking at the only place I see the word SEAL in parenthesis where I signed as a borrower. The other interesting thing on the modification agreement is that on the entire document the only signature is mine...there were no witness signatures and no grantor that odd? These were the documents they presented as Exhibit A in their complaint against me.

I apologize, but because these questions are outside the scope of your original question about discovery, the terms and conditions of the site require that I ask you to open a new question for tracking purposes.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.