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Old 08-01-2013, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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I can really use some advice!

Has anyone ever dealt with Midland Funding? I just paid off a judgment with them, but that is where the story stops. I cannot get them to report this to the courts and I cannot get them to send me a verification letter so I can look for a new apartment (I am moving cities for college). I have called several time and each time I get a different answer about who to talk to (them vs an attorney's office), whether they can fax or mail the verification, and when this will show on my credit report. I do not understand what the big run around is! I had a debt with a collections agencies I paid off and when I called to verify that it was indeed paid off, they OFFERED to mail a verification letter and I got it the next week. What do I do? Thanks!
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:43 AM
 
Location: 23.7 million to 162 million miles North of Venus
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Send a written request to both Midland and their lawyer requesting that they file the satisfaction of judgment with the court clerk.

Was the judgment entered in MI? If so, here is the MI Rules of Civil Procedure about filing the satisfaction of judgment....

Rule 2.620 Satisfaction of Judgment
A judgment may be shown satisfied of record in whole or in part by:
(1) filing with the clerk a satisfaction signed and acknowledged by the party or parties in whose favor the judgment was rendered, or their attorneys of record;
(2) payment to the clerk of the judgment, interest, and costs, if it is a money judgment only; or
(3) filing a motion for entry of an order that the judgment has been satisfied.
The court shall hear proofs to determine whether the order should be entered.
The clerk must, in each instance, indicate in the court records that the judgment is satisfied in whole or in part


Hopefully it won't be updated as satisfied on your credit reports, and, you don't make the mistake of sending anything to the CRA's showing that the judgment is satisfied. You may be wondering why I made that statement and the reason is, if the judgment is not updated showing as satisfied then it is reporting inaccurately. Since it is inaccurate you have the right to dispute it and more than likely it will come off of you reports, instead of remaining on them showing as satisfied.
If you dispute the judgment with the CRA's then I would suggest that you first Google Why Chat's Credit Confusion and scroll down on the main page to his Special Purpose Letters and then click on his "Delete Incorrect Judgments From Reports".
If you use his guide then follow his steps exactly.
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