JDB, they fight dirty. The first dirty trick is not serving you, while pretending to the court they did. I had a JDB that did not even try to serve me, and went online and found out about summons, and they IMMEDIATELY requested "special service" (in my state, means putting the summons in the paper) because I was "dodging" the summons.
I went to the court house, and got a copy of the summons so I would understand what it was all about.
I then shocked them by showing up for the special service motion. They were not expecting me, so there was a court reporter present, and now hindsight, I realize that this was the first time the judge ever acted honorably, (because he was being recorded). They made up some lie about my car, (not my car) being in the driveway, etc. I told the judge how everything was a lie, and how this was consistent with how this firm handles things, (had a copy of a class action lawsuit, etc).
I also said that the court did not have jurisdiction over me, and this case could not be tried. Because of that, they were unable to serve me right then and there, since I did not give them jurisdiction.
The plaintiff then changed their "special service" to alias summons, since special service is easily defeated if challenged. If not served properly, everything gets thrown out, and they have to start over, which is a waste of money.
The judge agreed that they were allowed to write me a letter, and put it in the mail, and I would be considered served. The judge said that even though what they did was wrong, they still have the right to serve me properly, and gave them the go ahead to put the summons in the mail.
The plaintiff could not comply. Instead, they sent some henchmen to the house, and they pretended to try to break in. They stalked me, and waited for me to leave the premises. I backed out of the garage, and into my driveway, (10:00PM at night) and I almost ran over a guy that was sitting on my driveway. I did not see him in the dark, and when I backed out like a bat out of , (I got a call from my son to pick him up), I saw a dark shadow leaping into my bushes.
I then texted my other son to call the police.
The stalker/ later confirmed process servor, then proceeded to the bang on the windows, and then, jerked the door knob open as if he was trying to get in. My older son, wanting to protect the house and acting on instinct, (he is very big and tall, 14 year old) then answers the door, and the process servor gave him the papers, and mistaked my son for my husband. He said, "you must be blah blah blah"
So even with a judges consent to put the notice in the mail and consider me served, the plaintiff, JDB, could not help but do things the criminalistic way they always do things, stalking surveillance, trespassing, even putting himself in harms way, after all I almost ran over the guy).
This let me know what to expect. They were easily defeated in court. EASILY. So sloppy. no evidence. Sending in green lawyers fresh out of wherever they came from. They spent more and more on the case, and never got anything back. The last hearing, the managing partner showed up, to dismiss the case. ( I recognized her name from all the class action files).
My advice,,, be the one pulling the strings.
They started all this with the summons.
If you summon someone to court, you better pray that they either , dont show up, or that they have a air tight case, (which is laughable).
I learned so much going to the court house.. Goto the courthouse, get a copy of the summons, (will cost you), but its well worth it.