What to do when you receive a Summons and Complaint.
Defending a Lawsuit Served on you.
If you have been served with a Summons and Complaint, you have important deadlines and rights that you need to protect. It is very important that you do NOT Ignore a legal Summons, which is the start of litigation. You are being sued and there is a statutory deadline of 20 days for most individuals and business. If you ignore a summons and complaint, the Plaintiff, or suing party, can obtain a default judgment against you. If you do not respond properly, you likely will not have your day in court to defend or oppose this lawsuit.
Once a Plaintiff has a judgment, it may garnish wages from your work, levy or seize bank accounts, and otherwise attach to assets you have and take them. If this happens, in some cases, we can vacate the judgment, but this costs money and only puts you back to the beginning of the process. It's better to deal with your lawsuit right away.
Minneapolis Litigation Attorneys.
The first step is to get competent legal advice from a litigation attorney who knows the process and workings of the court’s legal procedures, and can talk the legal language with other litigation attorneys. You have rights in this process and need to protect them.
Your options are to defend the lawsuit, settle it, or (in some cases) allow the lawsuit to happen while protecting your rights. This may involve bankruptcy or other legal ways to protect exempt property so that it cannot be taken.
Saint Paul Litigation Defense Attorneys.
Blaschko Law Firm can advise you if you are being sued, protect you by defending against legal claims, and assert your constitutional and statutory rights. We will help you determine the the best result for you and work toward it. Call our Twin Cities Litigation Lawyers now at (651) 204-7152.
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