10-09-2012 06:34 PM
you don't say what state you are in i know here in NY anyone can serve papers you only need to be lincensed to serve in NYC. There are some states where you need to be served by a sheriff, conneticut is one.
i would go down to the court house and they will have information for you on how to file an answer. what ever you do , don't ignore it.
10-09-2012 10:22 PM
12-20-2012 09:28 PM
Same happened to me. Same Law Firm, same state, Springfield District Court. I responded to the claim immediately and heard nothing from the law firm within the 60 days prior to the court date. At hearing, attorney claimed to be representing a client, citibank, and the magistrate accepted that without question. Fact is, the attorney exemption, defined in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was repealed, and that Law Firm is a debt collection agent. I am now trying to organize a class action suite against LGW, P.C. or find if one has been initiated and with which law firm.