I am from Pennsylvania. I recently received a letter from the district judges office that I was being sued for an old credit card debt. I have several questions. First, the notification only said that I needed to notify the district judge's office if I planned to defend against this lawsuit they did not say anything about answering the summons. I did notify the court that I plan to defend, does this mean that I admitted to owing the debt? Also, I know that the debt is past the statue of limitations, however the only proof I have is from my credit report that shows a date of status as 12/2000. All the other dates apply to when the debt was put in the hands of the collection agency. Is this enough proof that the debt is past the SOL. Can I instead demand that the lawyers for the CA provide the proof that this is still within the SOL? My court date is 1/19/07. Is there anything I should do before then, as in trying to get the collection agency to validate the date, or should I just wait until I appear in court?