I have a tenant left the house with junks, dirty, and damage. The cost of repair is estimated to be around $5000. I don't have her currently address. Can I still file lawsuit against her and recovery my lost? I do have her social security number.
You have to serve him with the lawsuit.
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try the post office to see if there is updated address. You must serve the defendant.
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In order for the court to have authority over a person that person must have notice of the law suit by service of the summons and complaint.
Any hope or an involuntary recovery requires a judgment. A judgment necessitates a legal action. A legal action necessitates service.
Unfortunately, you must serve.
You can do the detective work yourself, or hire a PI to locate. They are generally pretty good at finding someone quickly, and relatively inexpensively. Good luck to you.
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