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I have a case filed against me on 1,195.00 credit card debt. The original date was vacated and now a CMC hearing is set in 2 days. Should I be worried? what does this mean? I only recieve child support don’t own anything, so why would they waste their time on me. I offered a lower amount with 20 per month installments
Asked on June 22, 2009 under Business Law, California
N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
Case Management Conferences (CMC) are set by the local court rules. Their purpose is to monitor the status of a case to ensure that progress is being made by the parties.
Usually the parties report on whether all complaints and answers have been filed, whether discovery procedures have been completed, if there is a possibility of using arbitration, and whether the parties are ready for trial. The court will then make a findings order and instruct the parties on how to proceed.
In your case, a CMC may have been set due to the previous case being vacated.
If you only live on limited income (child support) and you have no other source of income, you shouldn't worry. You can bring this up at the CMC. Perhaps the judge will find that the case would be a waste to proceed and may encourage the plaintiffs to accept your offer to pay monthly installments.
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