Thanks, gentleman, for your input.
The affiant is a person who identifies herself as a legal specialist, familiar with the accounting and record keeping practices of MCM. She lists a MN address, which struck me as odd since Kohn and I are in WI and MCM lists a Nevada address.
A one page document, redacted of all monetary amounts, purports to show that Midland purchased the debt from Synchrony. There is nada to show that Kohn purchased it from Midland, although because Kohn says they are representing MCM, maybe that is moot.
Bruno, firsthardcheese, and Bob,
I've read and re-read your replies and am left still not sure as to what to put in that darn box on the JAMS form. I doubt I should leave it empty but perhaps I should just attach a copy of the original suit? Or, should I enter the information I put in my answer?
Finally, I understand from your replies that Midland will very likely not be willing to go into arbitration. However, somehow it feels to me (after speaking on the phone to the Kohn lawyer way back when they first filed) that Kohn now "owns" the debt. In fact, when I sent my answer to Midland as well as Kohn, Midland replied having no idea whatsoever about what account my answer referred to. So, does Kohn have the right to go into arbitration on their own behalf? The reason I am worried about this is that, in my initial distress at being sued, I stupidly spoke with the Kohn attorney. And although I am in the process, but have not yet filed, for divorce, I revealed my husband's yearly income. I knew immediately that I'd done something really really stupid when the lawyer informed me that they wouldn't settle for anything less than full ask because they could easily garnish my husbands wages to the tune of almost 2k a month. So, having done that damage with my big mouth, I am left wondering if Kohn might be willing to shell out a bit, knowing they'll get a payday if they prevail.
Other than "keep your big mouth shut," any ideas?