Why did Sweeney Financial Management file a lawsuit against me?
Sweeney Financial Management is a debt buyer. Sweeney Financial Management sues consumers that default on balances that they purchased for pennies on the dollar. They make money by collecting more than they paid for the debt. They are counting on the fact that you will not respond or show up to court. If you do not then they may take a default judgment against you. In California, a judgment can be aggressively collected for ten (10) years and even longer if they keep renewing the judgment. This gives Sweeney Financial Management a long time in which to come after you. Many consumers think that a judgment is just a worthless piece of paper. They think that they can not be forced to pay in California. They are wrong.
Sweeney Financial Management, after they take a judgment against you, can