How do I know if I’ve been sued?

The first notification you will receive is when a process server attempts to deliver a summons and complaint to you. If you have been sued, the law requires the person filing the claim (most often referred to as the “plaintiff”) to deliver a notice of the litigation. The notice is called a summons, and it usually comes with a copy of the complaint. If you are served with a summons, you usually have 30 days to file a response.