“You Have Been Sued!” – Why You Can’t Ignore a Lawsuit

You have just been visited by a Deputy Sherriff. The Deputy hands you a packet of documents. The first document in the packet is a yellow sheet of paper with a heading that says it is a “Civil Summons.” The Civil Summons states, in bold letters, “You Have Been Sued!”

Or perhaps you received the packet from Federal Express or

a similar delivery service, or from the post office after it notified you that you had some certified mail to pick up. The packet, with the Civil Summons, means that a person or business has served a lawsuit on you that has been filed in one of our state courts. Now what?
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