I am about to go to the court house and am trying to get a judgment vacated. I originally was notified by certified mail of the court date. I was living in Florida at the time and traveled to Tennessee for the court date. The judgment ended up being dismissed. I went on and didn't think anything else about it.
When I started trying to repair my credit, I noticed a judgment on my credit report. I called the court house and the woman said the judgment on my record is a default judgment, meaning I didn't show up at court. I explained that I did attend court but it was dismissed. She agreed that the original judgment was dismissed but this was a second judgment from a later date than the first. Same creditor.... except they changed the name from Capital One Auto to Capital One. Not sure why.
I was never notified of this second court date. I am guessing they have on file that I received notice from the first court date, but not the second. I have yet to go to the court house since it's 3 hours away (now living in TN again).
Is anyone familiar with the TN code that reflects the proper procedure to be notified for general sessions judgments?