Situation, in California superior court, civil: Served Cross Complaint. Much later put in Request for Entry of Default as they had not answered.
Clerk later denied due to 'Process Of Service of Summons is defective' with no reasoning for what was defective.
The process serving company can't find anything wrong with it.
The good folks at the Law library can't see anything wrong with it.
1. Does the the court clerk's have to give indication of why something was denied other than a broad sweeping 'defective'.
2. What are the avenues of challenging a clerk's decision?
3. Is there a specific time in which an Request for entry of default must be entered after the time a response was due? I see that it's any time before a response is entered (after the 25 days), and 10 days.Edit: 35 days (30 plus 5 for mailing)