got a summons this week july 20 2015 it was dated jan 28 2015 it says i have 30 days to responde but it has no court date just were the court is norwalk,ca i moved in dec 30 2014 didnt have a address for 2 months now i got one is this for real
Yes, it is real. You need to file an answer.
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If you were properly served you need to file a responsive pleading, either an answer, demurrer, or motion for judgment on the pleadings. Of course, it is impossible to say what is the proper response without knowing more facts. The only certainty here is that you need to respond and that the best course of action at this point is to meet with an attorney (or two or three) and discuss your case and how best to defend. If you cannot afford an attorney to represent you for the entire action, you should at least hire one to point you in the right direction, assuming there is an attorney who is willing to counsel you on such a limited basis. Unfortunately, this is what happens when you get sued. There is no easy way out, unless an attorney evaluates the case and believes there is. But that will still mean money and time spent on your part. I wish there was another way. Bottom line, consult an attorney. Hope that helps.
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Yes, you need to respond to the lawsuit within 30 days. The future court dates for the case will be determined and you will be notified as the case progresses.
You should retain counsel to help you respond, even on a limited scope basis.
A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.
You need to file a responsive pleading with the court within 30 days of the date when you were served. If you do not respond by filing proper papers with the court, the plaintiff will obtain a default judgment against you without appearing in court. If you file an Answer or other response, the court will then set a court date about a year away.
You may have defenses to the lawsuit, including issues regarding the computation of the amount demanded. Now is the best time to at least talk to an attorney who regularly represents consumers in collection cases.
Yes. This appears to be "for real".
You must file response within 30 days or risk default judgment.
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