I settled a medical bill in 2014 with a collection agency. Was assured everything was paid. Have not heard a thing about it until I received summons to appear in court for a pretrial hearing for remainder of the balance in Dec 2017. Went to settlement hearing, disputed owing since I settled. Now I go to trial. I have proof from my bank of the amount paid and original settlement letter but nothing stating satisfaction. Company I paid is out of business. Is what I have enough proof? Was granted a verbal extension since I was taking money out of my 401k
Consult a debt collection attorney. If you can prove that you did settle in full, you may have a case against the debt collector.
It sounds like you have done a good job at keeping records. You need a debt collection attorney at this point. You may be able to find one to work on contingency if they think there is a claim against the debt collector.
I agree with both attorneys, you need to consult an attorney. However, you may wist to seek an attorney who handles violation of the fair debt collection practices act. If the debt was resolved their current efforts may entitle you to damages.
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