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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2 Answers from Attorneys

Joel Selik

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

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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