Re: Thanks California...
If they don't show, the court really has little choice but to rule against them
Allegedly, the complaint was notified by "substituted service" - process was supposedly served on a third party who claims not to have seen the target of the lawsuit for several months. The California Courts website says:
“Substituted service” is not a very reliable type of service because the court does not know for sure that the person that had to be served actually received the paperwork.
Perhaps anyone dealing with the Hassell Law Group should be conscious of the possibility of nominative determinism.