How many calendar days does a person need to be served by if they are being sued by a collection agency?

Asked over 1 year ago - Duarte, CA

Not for small claims

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  1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

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    Answered . If this is truly a collections case under California Rules of Court, Rule 3.740(d), the rule itself provides:

    "The complaint in a collections case must be served on all named defendants, and proofs of service on those defendants must be filed, or the plaintiff must obtain an order for publication of the summons, within 180 days after the filing of the complaint."

    Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is... more
  2. Constantine D. Buzunis

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    Answered . Per CA. Rule of Court 3.740(d), the service must be within 180 days of the filing of the action.

    Legal disclaimer:This message does not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.... more
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