I was sent a collection notice by law office of Howard Lee Schiff, PC. I responded with a letter requesting validation. No response. Several months later they mailed me a summons for small claims court. I guess I was under the impression that they have to respond to validate as the request was sent within 30-days. Should I respond denying allegations as they did not validate? Or just attempt to settle. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to risk a judgment, but it seems extremely unfair that they can just ignore my request for validation and still proceed with a suit.
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