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Answered 2006-08-21 19:33:42

A judgment is not granted until the suit is heard and the plaintiff prevails. The amount of time that a judgment remains on a credit report (7 years) has nothing to do with the length of time that a judgment is valid and can be enforced. The best option is for the defendant to discuss the individual circumstances with a qualified attorney.

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