Q: I was never served a summons in a civil action against me and the case was decided in my absence. What can I do?
The Affidavit of service has the wrong name on it. I filed a motion for relief from the court's order (rule 60 motion) but was turned down. I appealed to the fourth circuit court of appeals which affirmed the district court's decision.
A: You needed an attorney on your side from the beginning of the case. Otherwise, things like this happen.
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