Portland Press Herald
September 28, 2021
SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: RUBY SERRANO. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: RENEE SERRANO, Individually and as Successor in Interest for Decedent, RESTITUTO SERRANO. CASE NUMBER: 37-2021-00001085-CU-PO-CTL. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons is served on you to file a written response at the SAN DIEGO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT (CENTRAL DIVISION), 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, and have a copy served on Plaintiff's attorney, AMY MARTEL, ESQ., CHIHAK & MARTEL, 12555 High Bluff Drive, Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92130; (858) 481-7252. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center ( www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp ), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services website ( www.lawhelpcalifornia.org ), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $ 10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case.