George Simons | July 21, 2022
Summary: Is 11 Charter Communications suing you for a debt? SoloSuit can help you know your right, take a stand, and win in court.
If you are being harassed by a debt collector associated with 11 Charter Communications, you're probably feeling stressed, frustrated and anxious about the future. 11 Charter Communications, like many other debt collection companies, often use aggressive and problematic tactics to try and compel you to repay the debt you allegedly owe. That's why 11 Charter Communications may call you on your phone multiple times each day, try to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms, and they might even send you threatening letters in the mail.
If you are being subjected to this type of harassment, do not give up hope. You have legal options and tools available that can show you how to beat 11 Charter Communications in court. This article will teach you everything you need to know about 11 Charter Communications, your rights as a consumer, and how to win in court.
Let's jump right in.
11 Charter Communications is a debt collection company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. You may be surprised to learn that 11 Charter Communications is not the actual name of the company that has unleashed debt collectors on you to pursue a purported delinquent account. The actual legal name of the company is Charter Communications, Inc—also known as its brand name, Spectrum. That's right; 11 Charter Communications is the branch of Spectrum internet company that's in charge of debt collection.
Many consumers have filed formal complaints against 11 Charter Communications, alleging their debt collection agents were overly aggressive, levied false threats about criminal charges, and violated numerous provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Specifically, 11 Charter Communications has received more than 15,000 complaints on its Better Business Bureau profile in the past three years. The bulk of these complaints are related to poor customer service, billing errors, or misleading advertising.
If you have received threatening emails, letters, and/or phone calls from 11 Charter Communications, do not fret. You have legal rights and can take affirmative steps to beat 11 Charter Communications with the help of the tools and insights offered by SoloSuit.
SoloSuit has a simple mission: Help consumers fight unethical debt collectors and their lawsuits. To help you and those like you, we put much time and energy into collecting vital information that can help you understand the processes associated with debt collection lawsuits. When you have this powerful information in your hands, you'll feel more in control against aggressive debt collection agencies such as 11 Charter Communications.
11 Charter Communications is known for attempting aggressive tactics against people who are unaware of their legal rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The FDCPA states guidelines and rules that dictate how debt collectors can act. Some of the restrictions on companies such as 11 Charter Communications include the following:
If 11 Charter Communications decides to file a debt collection lawsuit against you, do not ignore the suit in the hopes it will just go away. Why? Because the lawsuit will not just magically disappear. In addition, the debt collectors employed by 11 Charter Communications generally expect people to simply ignore the lawsuit and throw it in the garbage.
This accomplishes nothing, except giving the debt collectors exactly what they hoped for. How? Well, if you ignore the debt collection lawsuit, it means 11 Charter Communications will simply file a motion for a default judgment in court and likely get that motion granted (since you never responded). With a default judgment, 11 Charter Communications can garnish your wages, freeze your bank account, and put liens on your property.
The first step to winning your debt lawsuit against 11 Charter Communications is to respond. Here's how.
Do not make the mistake of ignoring a debt lawsuit. There are options available to take on and defeat debt collection agencies like 11 Charter Communications.
Follow these three tips when drafting your Answer to a debt lawsuit:
Now, let's break down each tip in detail. Don't like reading? Check out this video instead:
When you're sued for a debt, you usually receive court documents called the Summons and Complaint (also known as the Petition in some states, like Texas). The Summons notifies you that you're being sued. The Complaint lists the specific claims against you. You should reply to each claim listed in the Complaint with one of the following responses:
Keep in mind that most attorneys recommend denying as many claims as possible. This requires more work from 11 Charter Communications to prove their allegations. If they can't prove the debt, they will probably just drop the case.
When you respond to 11 Charter Communications's lawsuit, you have the chance to torpedo their legal arguments if you have the knowledge of debt collection tactics and laws. Also, remember that the company must prove that you are the person who owes the debt and owe the alleged amount. This means 11 Charter Communications must prove the following:
If 11 Charter Communications fails to meet these requirements, there are excellent odds you will beat them in court and have the lawsuit tossed out.
Depending on the facts of your case, you might argue that 11 Charter Communications did not file the suit within the required statute of limitations, which varies by state. The statute of limitations states that a lawsuit must be filed within a given timeframe.
If the case facts show that 11 Charter Communications sued you for debts where the statute of limitations lapsed, you may file a motion to have the suit dismissed with prejudice.
Also, think about filing a countersuit against 11 Charter Communications, if you have evidence that proves 11 Charter Communications violated the FDCPA when they contacted you to repay a debt. If you possess proof that 11 Charter Communications violated this law, you may receive compensatory damages. They may have to pay your attorney fees, too.
After you've drafted your Answer with the responses to each claim and affirmative defenses, you're ready to submit the document to the court and send a copy to the plaintiff's attorney. The plaintiff is the party that's suing you, or in this case, 11 Charter Communications.
You have 14-35 days to respond to a debt lawsuit, depending on which state you live in. Make sure to respond before the deadline. If you don't, a default judgment may be granted to 11 Charter Communications. Some courts are lenient on deadlines when the defendant, in this case you, does not have an attorney. However, it's still best practice to submit your Answer as soon as possible.
Make sure to send a copy of the Answer to the attorney representing 11 Charter Communications. Their address and name should be listed on the Summons and Complaint documents. Send the Answer via USPS certified mail with a return receipt. This will give you a paper trail that you can use to prove you responded in the correct way.
SoloSuit can help you file your Answer in all 50 states.
Here's a quick recap of actions to take if 11 Charter Communications sues you:
Debt collection lawsuits are no fun, but don't despair. With the assistance of Solo Suit, you can beat these shady companies at their own game. And you might even get them to pay compensatory damages if they violated the FDCPA.
Best of luck!
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You can use SoloSuit to respond to a debt lawsuit, to send letters to collectors, and even to settle a debt.
SoloSuit's Answer service is a step-by-step web-app that asks you all the necessary questions to complete your Answer. Upon completion, we'll have an attorney review your document and we'll file it for you.
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