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A debt collector is threatening to file a lawsuit for 28K. I ended there services due to poor service and now they want to be paid for outstanding bills. This is a small business LLC. I have not been served yet. My question is do I wait until a lawsuit is field against me or do I respond with a legal letter stating that I am not prepared to settle?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

I'm in CA and the company suing is in Florida

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

You are my first step

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

It's an LLC suing an LLC. I'm the sole member. My concern is that I don't want any lawsuit that can go after me personally.

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