My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Texas and Ohio
I had a credit card that I made last payment in March 2006 in Ohio. In late 2010, I permanently moved to Texas. Recently, out of nowhere, I received a letter from a collector demanding payment of a huge amount on that credit card. My questions are:
1. Has the statue of limitations run out on this debt in both Texas (3 years) and Ohio (6 years)?
2. Can the collector file a lawsuit and win a judgment against me on this debt? Do I have any defense?
3. Can the collector file the lawsuit in Ohio even though the collector is aware that I am in Texas and, therefore, has sent me the collection letter in Texas?
4. In case the collector files the lawsuit in Ohio, how will I know that I have been sued in another state?
5. If lawsuit is filed in Texas, will the SOL of Texas be applicable on the debt or that of Ohio?
6. Should I try to negotiate the payment settlement? I am worried that it will reset the SOL clock once again.
The collection letter has given me 30 days to dispute the validity of the debt. (By the way, the original credit card bank was also bought by another bank in 2006.)
Thanks for your help.