To properly protect your interests, you should consult an attorney. The plaintiff may have issues with service that could be favorable to you, but you need to protect yourself from default. An experienced attorney will know what to do...keep in mind your situation could be very time sensitive.
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The time begins to run once you have actually been served. However, you also have other issues such as an answer to file. I strongly suggest you consult an attorney as soon as possible.
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I agree with the others here that more facts are needed and that you should discuss this with an attorney. Our attorneys have worked for employers defending civil litigation for years. We also offer free consultations. 678.825.5430
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