If you are served with a lawsuit, make sure to get a copy to your attorney immediately. Your attorney will need time to determine what defenses exist, and a response must be filed within a relatively short time. It may be that the claim asserted is improper under the law, and the entire case can be quickly dismissed. It is also important to note all of the details of the service of the papers, including the date, time, identity of the process server, etc. You should also immediately take steps to preserve all data associated with the case, and assemble all records that could help in the defense of the case.
Michael L. Kitchen