Can a collection agency take you to small claims court without notification?

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Can a collection agency take you to small claims court without notification?

Today I was served with papers that I was taken to small claims court, however, I was never notified of this action. When I received a call about the debt in question I asked them if they now owned the debt and I was told no. On the papers I was served it says I now owe them and not the original creditor. Is this legal to do?

Asked on February 21, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Oregon

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