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Posted almost 3 years ago.

Can they sell it to another debt collection agency who can than sue me ?

Robinson Sean Rowe
Robinson Sean Rowe, Litigation Lawyer - Rockville, MD
Posted almost 3 years ago.

They are not supposed to, but it does frequently happen. Hope and pray that this happens to you because it is worth $ in your pocket :-)

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Posted almost 3 years ago.

Can you elaborate on that answer? Is it against to law for them and I can turn around and sue them?

Robinson Sean Rowe
Robinson Sean Rowe, Litigation Lawyer - Rockville, MD
Posted almost 3 years ago.

It is against the law to attempt to collect on this debt. The problem you will see is that the current holder may sell to another and tell them it is a "valid" debt. You sue the buyer and the current holder and let them figure it out. Hopefully, this happens to you b/c you stand to make $. They cannot call you (your friends, neighbors, friends, family), write you letters, etc.

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Posted almost 3 years ago.

Thank you. Appreciate your help. Still a little confused. As another attorney is saying they can refile depending on the exact words of the judge.Would a updated case search help with where I stand with this for wording purposes.

Robinson Sean Rowe
Robinson Sean Rowe, Litigation Lawyer - Rockville, MD
Posted almost 3 years ago.

Your post stated that you won in court because the opposing party could not prove ownership of debt... that means you went to trial, they tried to put on testimony, and the judge determined the testimony to be insufficient to prove ownership - which is an element for collections cases. If so, than you went to trial and won. "Res Judicata" applies, and you cannot be subject to that same lawsuit twice. If you're still confused, email your case info and I'll go over it with you.