Answering a Summons and Complaint

How to Answer a Summons and Complaint in California

The calls to my office usually go something like this. “I just found out that there is a judgment against me. They were claiming I owed them $25,000 for an unpaid credit card, but this judgment is for $87,252!”, the caller exclaims. “Were you ever served with the complaint?”, I ask. “Well, not really. They …

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An Overview of the Civil Litigation Process in California

Every profession has it’s own unique procedures and lexicon. If I went to a plumbers’ convention, I’m sure I wouldn’t know half of what they were talking about. I have to remind myself of this periodically, because during a conversation with a prospective client I’ll use basic legal terms like “summons”, “complaint” and “answer”, assuming …