I got a call from a collection agency on 12.05.09 collecting an old credit card debt of $5400. Within 2 days of receiving the call I sent a debt validation letter. The CA received the letter on 17.05.09 through certified mail. I did not get any reply to the DV letter. But yesterday I have got summons from court for the same debt. I don't understand this. Are they not being rude, I did not say that I would not pay. There must be a rule that says the CA should first validate the debt before filing a lawsuit. Does anyone have an idea?