Q: Do opposition papers filed by Principle Defendant in answer to Plaintiff need to be served upon nominal defendants?
Nominal defendants were included in filing by Plaintiff in a real estate partition action case between Plaintiff and Principle Defendant. They did not present themselves at any time in any capacity during the case and they were included purely for technicality. I am filing an Opposition to the Plaintiff OTSC. Aside from the other parties to the case who I know I need to serve copy, I was never aware that every document filed previously with the Court was also served on them also. I changed from having counsel to proceeding pro se. My Opposition has nothing to do with their tenancies or persons but with a Plaintiff;s Motion, which also has nothing to do with their tenancies or persons.
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