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I am being sued by unifund for a debt they say they had a

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I am being sued by unifund for a debt they say they had a judgment entered against me in 2008 for 18,488.77 now I have been served and have to go to court. They are now saying the debt is $37, 954.44 plus cost. I do not recall having this judgment against me.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Wisconsin
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No not by me
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
You have to go to court and pull up the court record by going to the clerk's office. If they did get a judgment back in 2008 it would be in the court records. If they obtained such a judgment in 2008 for $18,000, then over the years there would be interest and legal fees for collections that would be added into the judgment over the years that it has gone unpaid. So, before you know what is really happening you need to go to the clerk's office and get the records. You then need to consider using a local attorney to try to either vacate the judgment if you were never served a copy of the original suit or negotiate some settlement if you cannot get the judgment vacated.
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