I had a collection from Credit Management LP where TIme Warner was the OC. I called up Time Warner and paid the bill last week, asking that they recall the collection. Within two days, the collection from Credit Management was off and they also sent me a letter saying that it would be deleted.
I am a long-time lurker (since 2005!) and I am finally now starting to actively manage my credit profile. I just recently got approved for NFCU cashrewards card ($18k CL) and CLOC ($15k) based upon the advice of Creditboards members after years of toy cards. I still have 2 collections, 1 CO, and some lates I want to fix. I will be looking for advice on how to address to the two collections once my disputes with the CRA come back.