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Posted almost 2 years ago.

The attorney didnt dismiss. He tried to stand his ground on the evidence (I.e. the bill of sale that he had) the judge response was I rule for judgement in the favor of the defendant since the info he had couldn't show proof

Mark William Oakley
Mark William Oakley, Personal Injury Lawyer - Rockville, MD
Posted almost 2 years ago.

Great result. You're in the clear if no appeal is taken. Of course, the creditor may file an appeal within 30 days of the judgment. If this was a small claims action (under $5,000) in District Court, then an appeal is to the circuit court and the case is re-tried from scratch ("de novo") in front of a different judge, which could result in a different outcome. If the claim was for more than $5,000, then the appeal is limited to legal errors (not a disputed finding of fact). The case would not be re-tried in that instance, but the court would hear legal arguments on whether the district court properly applied the law.