I have been sued in small claims court for a debt. I have agreed to pay the debt but the plaintiff refuses to dismiss the case. If I show proof of the paid debt to the court, would the judge be willing to dismiss the case? Would this cause a judgement against me?
The creditor will not dismiss until the debt is paid in full.
If the case is dismissed then the only judgment that will be there is an order of dismissal in your favor.
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A judgment is the court saying how much you owe then... not how much you may have owed previously. So if you have paid in full before trial, there should not be any judgment entered against you.
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