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  • Writer's pictureSubhan Tariq, Esq

Sewer Service

Sewer service is a legal term that refers to the practice of delivering legal documents, such as a summons or complaint, by leaving them at a person's home or place of business without actually handing them directly to the person being served. Instead, the documents are left with another adult who lives or works at the same location or with someone who is authorized to receive legal documents on behalf of the person being served, such as an attorney.

Sewer service is generally considered to be an improper method of serving legal documents because it deprives the person being served of their right to receive notice of a legal action against them. Sewer service can also result in the legal process proceeding without the person's knowledge, leading to an unfair outcome. Therefore, in most jurisdictions, proper service of legal documents requires personal delivery to the person being served, or in some cases, through certified mail or other approved methods.

If a defendant in a credit lawsuit can demonstrate that they were not properly served, they may have grounds to have the judgment vacated, or the case dismissed. In credit lawsuits, the plaintiff must follow specific legal procedures and requirements for serving legal documents, including providing notice to the defendant of the legal action being taken against them. Failure to follow these procedures can lead to the case being dismissed or the judgment being vacated.

If you're concerned that sewer service may have been used in your case and want to check, you should contact the court where the lawsuit was filed and ask for a copy of the proof of service. The proof of service is a legal document filed with the court that shows how the defendant was served with the legal papers, including the date and manner of service. It is important to review the proof of service to ensure that you were properly served and that your rights were not violated.

If you're facing a credit lawsuit or have questions about the legal service of documents, it's essential to consult with an attorney who can advise you on your rights and options under the law. Reach out to us at for more info, or submit a case review request.



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