no summons was served

by howard
(Hawthorne, Cs.)

can a judgement against me be enforced even though I was never served a summons?

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Sep 24, 2010
No summons served
by: Mary

Thanks for submitting your debt collection question on our Q&A page.

There have been numerous instances of debt collectors claiming that they hired process servers to legally notify consumers that they had been sued when in fact the process servers never delivered the legally required notices and the collectors knew that that was the case. Because the consumers did not know they had been sued and did not show up in court to defend themselves, the debt collectors won default judgments against them and then the collectors took steps to collect on their judgments.

If you believe that this is what has happened to you, get in touch immediately with a consumer law in your area who helps consumers resolve debt collection problems. Find out how to get FREE or low cost legal advice about debt collection from a consumer law attorney here. If you can prove that you were not served with a legal notice about the lawsuit filed against you, your attorney can then ask the court to dismiss the judgment against you.

Please share what happens with your situation in the comments section for this question. We are very interested in hearing how this turns out for you, and your experience can help others who are struggling with debt collectors.

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