I was recently served for a Civil Action
Summons (in New Jersey) and was trying to figure out how to submit my answer. I was mainly trying to figure out the exact date that it was due, and when I called the court they were unable to locate my docket number and told me over the phone that I was served with incorrect paperwork. Because of this, I would not need to answer until I was served correctly. I am really concerned that I was incorrectly advised by the court. Can you answer some basic questions about a summons for me?
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?
Customer: New Jersey. Hudson County
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: The court told me that the paperwork that was filed by the plaintiff was incorrect.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: From my understanding, the issue with the paperwork could be any of the following reasons:
1. Although there was a stamp from the Superior Court Of NJ, there was no Docket Number. This (possibly) means that they did not complete the process before having me served.
2. The info provided (response time and filing fee) were incorrect.
3. The demand amount was handwritten, and I was told that this was completely wrong.