Well, I got the green card back from the legal assistant, so she has been officially served.
I emailed her today before I received the green card to let her know that I had filed suit, and that I was serving her via CMRRR as it was the lowest cost option for her.
Well, the attorneys obviously don't like me coming after their legal assistant, as I got an email back from the attorney saying that the legal assistant is now represented by the firm.
He let me know that I was to communicate with only him going forward.
He said that they are preparing answer, and counterclaims against me. Although besides malicious prosecution, I don't know what the counter claim could be for.
I guess I will have to wait and see. The email was CCed to every attorney in the office, so I assume they are going to try to make an example of me.
Here is how I see things progressing, these are all just guesses, but I assume it will likely happen this way:
I sued legal assistant in SMALL CLAIMS for FDCPA, State FDCPA and court costs, and fees.
Now the crystal ball comes out:
Attorneys won't let their legal assistant go this alone, so they are going to file in to represent her.
They will answer, and have the case removed from Small Claims.
I will them MTC into JAMS.
I am still the consumer, going against the Debt Collector.
If they block Arbitration, then I can just hire attorney to fight it in court, as I can ask for attorney fees on top of the claims.
Total claim against the Legal assistant is only about $1400 at this point.
I'll keep you posted.