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I am being sued by a comapny for being delinquent. However,

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I am being sued...

I am being sued by a comapny for being delinquent. However, i have brought the account current and hope to pay off the account before the court date do i still need to appear in court if i pay them off before then?

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

Maryland

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

I have paid the account till current. I am no longer dilinquent

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

Just want to know if i have to appear if I pay off before court date

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Yes, you'd still need to appear. Technically they should stop the suit. But they may not, either by with the firm not realizing that account is current, or, not caring. If so, then they can get a judgment against you for the amount again, if you do not show up - this is called a default judgment.

So do show up with proof. At worse, they can get attorney fees (only). But likely, the suit will be cancelled. An ANSWER should also be filed with the Court, if one has already not been.

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how do i file an answer with the court?
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