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What does this mean (court related)

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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I am trying to be quick so just ask if I miss a detail.

 I have lived in my house since 2006

  Last month (oct.) a creditor contacted my dh's job trying to track me down because I owed a bill of $67 from may 2009. 

 I never received the bill or would have paid it.   (  a 67 dollar bill would be a nice change to triple digit ones) 

Anyway they talked to my dh via his bosses phone.  He gave them my number.  Never called me but a week later I got a bill. I wrote back acknowledging and wanted  a statement  (who I owe, etc) and I would send in payment with that.

last week I got a summons being sued.  ( I freaked) I called and asked many questions, etc and wanted proof of contact as I haven't moved for years.  

 They said  I owe their court costs now and a total of $155 to dismiss or a court date.  I said  I'd prefer a court date.  As I really havent been billed.


 Yesterday in mail got a paper that says "dismissal with out prejudice."

 I understand it means they dropped it.  Am I correct?  what does the without prejudice mean? Is that credit related or like a criminal/court record? 


by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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WifeyC
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:07 AM

They dropped it and it can be brought back against you.

Cookie-kisses
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:08 AM

can be?   Can I just pay the original $67  or do they sell the account? 

thank you!

Quoting WifeyC:

They dropped it and it can be brought back against you.


blackeyeliner
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Yeah it means that the case is dropped and no other case can be formed against you. If they didn't put that in the company could just refile a whole new case. 

 


WifeyC
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Yes, if you don't pay the money they can file again.  They must have done something wrong over the years otherwise they wouldn't have dropped it.

WifeyC
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:10 AM

What is the bill for?  Most companies wouldn't file in court over $67.

owl0210
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Without prejudice means they can bring it back. 

Cookie-kisses
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:15 AM

radiology. Its odd becasue never in my life have I only had  a $67 bill.  seems  cheap!!! It cost 1k to walk into my lung doc ;o)

Quoting WifeyC:

What is the bill for?  Most companies wouldn't file in court over $67.


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