Not for small claims
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."
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Per CA. Rule of Court 3.740(d), the service must be within 180 days of the filing of the action.
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