My question involves judgment recovery in the State of: CA
I received a summons a year ago from a Collection Company in CA, I was told I had to pay an enormous amount to file a response by the Superior Court Clerk here where I live. At that time I did not have the money to fight this.
The Court asked for proof of debt from Collection Co. As well, I did this too. It was never provided. There was a judgement entered by the Clerk of the Superior Court, as this is what she told me, and told my husband the same thing when he called. Can a Clerk enter Defaults? I have an endorsement stamp on a writ and that is it. No Judge ever signed off on this. She said there was no judgement, just a writ? Also the amount of this went from $2,000.00 to $6,000.00 on Summons, now it is up to $10,000.00. Isn't a Judgement for the amount you supposedly won in court and it does not increase with extreme amounts of interests?
Thank you so much, I really appreciate any help you could throw my way. I was also wondering what remedy I have towards this Company, as I have never received anything but the original summons and a writ, both have the wrong information on them and I have no idea what this is for even, or if it is indeed my debt. Can I do a motion to set aside or vacate. Limited Civil Action under $10,000.
I was very ill at the time with a life threatening disease and could not go to court to find out about this?
Thanks so much,
Confused in Northern CA