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Bench Trial - PRA - Frederic J Hanna

I was served with papers a few weeks ago for a debt I had with PRA that was pursued by Frederic J. Hanna Associates. I had previously paid off all debt with PRA & did not understand why they filed suit on this one. Long story short Hanna offered me a settlement, faxed me paperwork, I paid and thought we were done.  I answered the court within 30 days with a copy of the settlement however today I got a notice from the court for a Bench Trial on 4/15/2014.  

 

My question is, why is this happening? I have proof that I paid for everything but if I have to go to court because they didn't file paperwork, do I have any legal recourse against them.  If I have to miss work for something that is resolved, I am going to be ticked and want to be compensated.

 

Please advise...

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Re: Bench Trial - PRA - Frederic J Hanna

At this point I think you should seek legal help to represent your best interest and not advice from a online presences IMHO

This point should be stressed more here an app spree should not be encouraged because its not for every profile
A thick file will support more apps at one time while a thin file may see negative reaction to this process

IMHO 4+ at one time is to many for a new file and it should be kept to 1-3 a year but we get caught up sometimes in seeing the little wheel spin and the words approved
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Re: Bench Trial - PRA - Frederic J Hanna

+1

Very hard to say what issue the court may have before them.

If you settled the debt and the plaintiff has not notifed the court, the judge may have some serious questions for the plaintiff, and it may not be directed to you.

It does not appear to be a notice of trial on the merits, but rather a hearing on legal issues.  I would have representation at that hearing

 

 

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Re: Bench Trial - PRA - Frederic J Hanna

+1..... You need a lawyer there
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Re: Bench Trial - PRA - Frederic J Hanna

Hanna is a known shark I strongly suggest you hire a lawyer for representation at this hearing.....


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Re: Bench Trial - PRA - Frederic J Hanna

Thanks everyone!

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Re: Bench Trial - PRA - Frederic J Hanna


DeeWill wrote:

Thanks everyone!


Good luck and best wishes 

This point should be stressed more here an app spree should not be encouraged because its not for every profile
A thick file will support more apps at one time while a thin file may see negative reaction to this process

IMHO 4+ at one time is to many for a new file and it should be kept to 1-3 a year but we get caught up sometimes in seeing the little wheel spin and the words approved
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Re: Bench Trial - PRA - Frederic J Hanna

Just an update.  The trial date was set before they forwarded the paperwork to the court.  I received paperwork from the court in the mail yesterday with the terms of our agreement and the status of the bench trial.  It appears that everyone is delayed in processing paperwork.

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DeeWill wrote:

Just an update.  The trial date was set before they forwarded the paperwork to the court.  I received paperwork from the court in the mail yesterday with the terms of our agreement and the status of the bench trial.  It appears that everyone is delayed in processing paperwork.


Ok,what you need from the court is dismissal of the court trial. I suggest you keep records of all of this indefinately.. (payment records, all correspondence, etc).  Hanna is known to sue for same debt in different counties, he is being sued for such right now...


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Re: Bench Trial - PRA - Frederic J Hanna

Oh I plan too! Thanks!

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