Are you referring to your proof of service for your small claims case?
In CA small claims the judge pro-temp will usually decide the sufficiency of all documents and claims, including the service of the SC-100, at the small claims hearing. Thus, if your service or proof of service was found defective, the judge can either push the hearing back in order to allow proper service and a proper proof of service to be filed or dismiss your case. If your case is dismissed then you will need to bring a new claim OR cross-claim against the landlord in the unlawful detainer case.
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