Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Michigan

Q: could knowledge of a lawsuit be considered as actual service?

an attorney has sent me a request to represent me in a case I did not know existed. There has been no service. After checking with the County I learned their actually is a case filed ( no case number yet however)

Because I now have the knowledge of the case could that be considered as being served?

the county land bank who is actually assisting us in redeeming the property say they don't take such actions but would like to see a copy of the letter. Again once they receive a copy is that the same as being served?

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1 Lawyer Answer
David Soble
David Soble
  • Foreclosure Defense Lawyer
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: No, you must be properly served, however, if you cannot be served personally for some reason, then the plaintiff / County, can serve you through court ordered publication in the legal news or even a posting. In the case of property tax forfeiture, posting and publication may be adequate notice.

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