Had the first hearing today against CRA. It went well and it went very bad. DH was **very nervous**, he looked like a deer caught in the headlights. Poor DH( Judge called about three different parties to discuss cases and set dates (pre-trial--close of discovery--tentative trial date.) Thank goodness we were last. He also went over some rules and his policies to all the parties, primarily trial length and encouragement of settlement. Anyways, on the upside, the judge was nice, he seemed to understand DH was nervous. DH explained he intended on filing a motion for summary judgment, and the judge gave a synopsis of summary judment, but ultimately explaining it was dh's responsibility to know the ramifications. Judge asked some general questions that pertained to damages, and DH went on to explain the credit card denials and home loan apps. Based on dh's answers, the judge indicated we had a case. Defendant was asked why he would be filing for summary judgment, lawyer for CRA couldn't really come up with a solid reason, he seemed to just sit there for a few moments thinking of one....so that's good. Anyways.....glad this part is over with!