Why did Conns Appliances, Inc file a lawsuit against me?
Conns Appliances, Inc purchased a defaulted debt from an original creditor. Conns Appliances, Inc then files lawsuits against consumers in an attempt to collect the debt. They are counting on the fact that you will not respond or show up to court. If you do not then they may take a default judgment against you. In Texas, a judgment can be aggressively collected for ten (10) years and even longer if they keep renewing the judgment. This gives Conns Appliances, Inc a long time in which to come after you. Many consumers think that a judgment is just a worthless piece of paper and if they do not want or can’t pay then there is nothing the judgment creditor can do in Texas. They are wrong. Judgment creditors can garnish bank accounts taking all the hard earned money. They can file a motion for receivership which allows them to remove money at any time from the bank account. They can stop the sale or purchase of a home or auto. They can try to sell any unprotected assets you may have in Texas. In short, whether a consumer has the funds to settle or not, it can get more costly the longer the issue is avoided.