I live in California. I (and 12 others) are being sued in a bogus personal injury lawsuit arising from an auto accident. I have several witnesses, plus insurance investigator stating Plantiff is 100% at fault. (Plantiff passed our vehicle on the right, he drove on the shoulder of the road and hit the front left of our vehicle as he attempted to get back in the traffic lane). Most likely will not need to look for a technicality, but...is there a time limit to serving defendant a summons after it was filed with the court? Accident date: 29DEC99, Filing date: 29DEC00, I was served 30May01. I wasn't served until five months after suit was filed, then it was handed to my 15 year old daughter (I wasn't home) with instructions that we should call the Plantiffs lawyer if we have questions.