ecast settlement and
wolpoff& abramson, LLP
of rockville md
recently sent me a claim that they had submitted to the
National arbitration forum.
I will paraphrase the claim:
They basically state that they are attempting to collect an $8,000 debt for MBNA.
They are also attempting to collect an additional $1206.8 in attorney fees.
They attached an unsigned terms and conditions agreement and a generic 1 page computer printout of an account summary.
States that I have 2 options that must be done within 30 days of receipt.
1. Submit a written response to the claim, and done so in compliane of the arbitrations forum code. If I fail to respond in 30 days an award will be entered against me in favor of the Claimant.
2. Demand a Document hearing or Participatory Hearing
Nice options, huh?
I wrote them this in return (with the help of an attorney friend)
The respondent, VEGASX, moves that the matter be dismissed due too lack of jurisdiction by the National Arbitration Forum. Respondent specifically states that the complaint filed herein fails to state a Prima Facie (on the face) case wherein the forum may assert jurisdiction over the respondent. Further, despite a simple conclusory claim of contact there exists no privity of contact between respondent and claimant. Respondent further states that he never agreed to nor entered into any contractual relationship whereby he waived his legal rights and agreed to submit to binding arbitration. Further that the determination of whether or not the respondent is subject to arbitration is a legal question that con only be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, thus this matter must be dismissed. Respondent appears only to contest the jurisdiction of this forum and does not other wise appear, acquiesce in to or submit to the jurisdiction of this forum.