I have a judgment that was placed against me in 2006 with a company that no longer exists. They were a debt collection company. They filed for articles of dissolution in 2009 because they were being sued for fraud and also had debt they could not pay. I filed a motion to vacate judgment based on the fact that they no longer exist and that I can't find anyone to pay. I served the attorney and company at its last known address with a returned to sender letter from the attorney. On my court date I assumed that I would win based on a default judgment because neither party appeared in court. When I got in front of the judge he said he could not rule because he no longer had jurisdiction over the case, even though it was in his court where the initial judgment was ruled. What do I do? Why did he not have jurisdiction, and why was I not given my Due Process??? If the other party did not show and were notified by myself and the courts, why did I not win on a default judgment? This is in a Texas Court.
I went ahead and filed a Notice to Vacate Judgment with Uncontested Affidavit with the court, the county clerk and the county record. It is now in the county records with affidavit and I listed the bailiff of that court as a witness that the Plaintiff did not show and I should get a default judgment for failure to appear. Will this help?