Neighbor, Not Debtor, Served with Summons

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Is it legal for my bill collector to serve my neighbor- expecting my neighbor to give me the court summons and what should I tell the neighbor to do with the summons?

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Jan 20, 2011
Neighbor, Not Debtor, Served With Summons
by: Debt Collection Answers

In order for you to be legally notified of the lawsuit that's been filed against you, YOU, and no one else, must be served. If I were you, I would get in touch with a consumer law attorney in your area who helps consumers resolve debt collection-related problems. Find out how to get FREE or low cost legal advice about debt collection from a consumer law attorney here. It's possible that you may have grounds for a lawsuit, but I am not an attorney so I cannot say for sure. For now, until you have spoken with an attorney, I would ask your neighbor to hold on to the Summons.

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