Q: Can I be served papers that are dated 3 months back?
I was served papers by a debt collecting law firm, but the papers are dated December 30th, 2019, the Filing date is March 9th 2020, today is June 20th, 2020. I found the papers on my mailbox.
I don't know if these papers are valid, I have never spoken to this firm and we have never corresponded; in fact, before COVID-19, I was still in negotiations with the clinic to pay the bill. What is more, the courts have been closed in NYS for months. I am not sure how I can respond to papers filed 3 months ago, and given to me 3 months late. No attempt by this law firm was made to contact me by phone, in person, or mail. This is the first document I have received from this law firm and the services I am being sued for are unknown to me. I have no knowledge of this debt and no means to inquire further about it.
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