My question involves judgment recovery in the State of: Michigan
I ran my credit reports and found that I have a judgement against me from an apartment management company back from 9/13/02. I was living in NC when I was summoned, and therefore I did not show for the trail. The judgement went to me by default, for a total of $2600. Since then I have moved back to MI.
I went down to the court house today and got copies made of all the paperwork in my file. I noticed a civil register of actions stating on SEP 13, 2002 - Judgement entered: Noticed mailed to defendant, by default. Signed by the deputy court clerk/judge.
Below that, I see NOV 06, 2002 - Dismissed pursuant to Michigan Court Rule 2.102 (E) - Signed Deputy Clerk.
On another page, I see a page labeled Dismissal Non Service/No Progress. Plaintiff and defendant are listed and
***Order to Dismiss***
The court records disclose that defendant(s) have not been timely served with process according to court rule.
It is ordered that this case is dismissed without prejudice as to: The following Defendants(s): above.
Dated 11/06/02 Deputy Court Clerk.
My question is, does this mean the case is done and over with. Now I understand that the plaintiff can try to bring this back to court until the sol of 10 years in Michigan. It's been well over 6 years with no action, and I don't believe the management company is even in business anymore.
How do I go about getting this off my credit report? Can I fax/mail the two pages described above to the credit bureaus?