I was served a complaint and summons yesterday and I am preparing an answer. I allegedly owe money to a car rental company. However, the plaintiff is a collection agency, and they hired an attorney to sue me. How do I request a chain of custody? I allegedly became indebted in March 2013 but I never received any notifications from the collection agency about the alleged debt. Also, isn't there a law regulating the minimum time that needs to pass before I can be sued?
May I contact the Collection agency and work out a deal with them, or is it too late for that now?