My very first lawsuit.
I got a notice in the mail on Friday that a default judgement was entered against me in a Livonia court for $3000. Yes, we all know that Elliot's back and he's not giving up. Now, what kills me the MOST is that this default judgement was based on me not showing up in court. I didn't show up because, technically, I was never served. I got a notice that a certified letter was waiting for me at the post office, but I never went to pick it up. I'm not stupid; I knew damn well what it was. So, officially, I was never served.
But the bigger issue, of course, is that I'm supposed to be untouchable once I filed for bankruptcy. The notice says that I have 7 days to appeal; I'm going to call my lawyer in the morning, and I'm relatively confident that once we provide the court with notice of my (now final) bankruptcy, that will be that. Still, part of me is worried that Elliot found some kind of loophole through which to screw me.
I'll update this blog once I get home tomorrow and let you know what the lawyer says. Wish me luck.