My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Washington
-I was attending classes at an online University in 2005
-Each class I attended was signed up for via email
-I signed up for some classes and never attended them. I also did not withdraw from the classes
-I received a bill from the University for the classes
-Because I wanted to keep attending school, I started making payments on the classes
-The school eventually sent it to collections and I continued to make payments to the school
-The collection agency wrote me a letter saying basically the payments were not good enough, so I stopped making payments completely
-In April I was served court documents (by a lawyer representing the collection agency) saying they were suing me for this debt. They stated that I enrolled in and attended these classes. The amount is roughly $3500 with interest.
-I drew up an Answer to this with the help of free legal counsel.
-They sent me a letter saying that they received my answers and that their client might be interested in settling for a lesser amount.
-I called them and offered them $1200.
-They wrote me back saying that their client wanted the full amount and denied my offer.
-I then filed Interrogatories or Discovery. The two main items were 1) proof that I signed up for these classes and 2) proof that I attended these classes.
-In their response to these they said the proof that I signed up was attached. To the attendance question they responded that they did not have this and that it was irrelevant. The “proof” of enrollment that was attached was a letter from the school stating that they “did not have this documentation for this student”
-I then received a letter offering to settle for $2400
-I hired a paralegal to write up a motion to dismiss citing that they do not have proof that I enrolled in or attended these classes as they are accusing me of.
-I filed this motion last Thursday
1. Did I file it correctly by just taking it to the court clerk?
2. What happens now? Will the judge just make a decision? Will I find out via mail?
3. Was I supposed to have sent copies of the motion to the Plaintiff? The court clerk said no.