Could the claimant (often the state of …) and you be the only two capable of providing firsthand testimony(/”knowledge”?) that there’s a controversy concerning you? Why be a witness against the self?
Could “it” be as simple as using questions to bring to light the fact that there’s no firsthand knowledge of a controversy even existing, much less concerning you?
Without firsthand testimony from the claimant to confirm that a controversy even exists, much less has anything to do with me, would it make sense to discharge this matter?