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I am being sued by a collection agency that had written off my debt in 2013. I had a zero balance after they written it off. Yes received no notice that they wanted to collect for an outstanding balance that was written off. Now they want a summary judgement for the past due amount and legal fees

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Washington State

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you contacted the manufacturer?

No just the collection agency

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No just curious if they can collect after the written it off

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 7 months ago
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** I'll be happy to help you. Generally a business transfers a debt to a collections agency (and "writes it off"). I'm not sure how you would know though that a debt was "written off." The collection agency can sue for the outstanding debt as long as it is within the statute of limitations period.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The paperwork they provided showed that they had written it off and I had a zero balance in 2013. I wasn't given any notice I owed them any money.
Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 7 months ago

What do you mean you weren't given notice you owed them money. How did you know you owed them money otherwise?

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Sorry, I'm not following.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I was served papers in July saying they were taking me to court for an outstanding medical bill.
Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 7 months ago

I guess it's not actually relevant though. Essentially it appears what happened is that when they weren't paid by you they transferred the debt to a collections agency, as is their right.

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