Legal Question in Personal Injury in California

I sued my HOA (in Superior Court-unlimited), and about 8 of the past property managing companies, for failure to maintain the property where I live, which had caused me an injury.

One of the Defendants filed a Cross-Complaint for Indemnification, Appropriation of Fault, against ROES 1-100.

They mailed me a copy of that Cross-Complaint with a copy of the Summons on Cross-Complaint.

Am I being served, as a ROE 1, with that Cross-Complaint & Summons, that I would need to respond (because the summons states: "you have been sued, and have 30 days to respond....)


Is defendant just providing me a copy of it.

On Defendant's service list, it states it served me, and another counsel for two other co-defendants (property management companies).

Asked on 5/11/13, 10:30 am

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Joel Selik
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Based on the information provided NO, you are just getting a copy as a previouslly appearing party in the case.

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Answered on 5/11/13, 10:58 am
Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services
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When you name Does and Roes, you have to later amend to add their real names and then serve them. So even if they decided to name you as a Roe, you would get an amendment and would only have to respond at that time.

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Answered on 5/11/13, 11:10 am

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