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The problem is that you waited too long to answer the lawsuit. What you should have done was filed an answer before the deadline. It could have been a letter to the judge, or it could have been on the following form: http://www.jp.hctx.net/forms/2013%20APPROVED%20FINAL%20RULES%20-%20WEBSITE%20DOWNLOADABLE%20FORMS/CV-Answer%20502.5.pdf
But unfortunately, you waited too long. Even yesterday, after 4pm, was too late. And you answered by question after 6pm.
Since you have missed the deadline, it is likely that the court has entered a judgement against you. That means you probably have lost the case and will be responsible for paying the debt you owe and additional court fees that the other side has paid. You should check with the court to make sure.
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