My question involves judgment recovery in the State of: California
I received a CIV-100 Request for Entry of Default ($7000) on on a card default and a letter saying judgment may be stopped if I call them. The dates of the entry appear to be August and I received the letter in Dec. The lawyer's office is up North whereas I'm in the Southern part of the state.
If the request for entry was filed in Aug, and they're telling me they may still stop entry of judgement, what's going on? Are they bluffing, fishing?
I wasn't served personally, though substitution seems likely as it was mailed to my last known address. What are my options? If I move to dismiss do they generally attend? How do I find out if service was proper and not done halfas**d?
What other questions should I be asking?