There is a debt collection agency that has filed a case in the Queens county civil court, although when I checked there is no appearance date or summons, but the case is listed as active. This collection agency never informed me that they would pursue litigation. Is it legal for them to do so? I suspect they did this so that it would affect my record. Am I right? Any way to get this case dismissed? It has been sitting like that for over 6 months. Appreciate your responses.