CV-5052 Eff. 1/1/19 CIVIL LAWSUIT NOTICE – RULE 3.740 COLLECTIONS CASES Page 1 of 1
CIVIL LAWSUIT NOTICE – RULE 3.740 COLLECTIONS CASE
Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara CASE NUMBER:
191 N. First Street, San José, CA 95113
PLAINTIFF (the person suing): Within 180 days after filing the lawsuit, you must serve each defendant with the
Complaint, Summons, and a copy of this Civil Lawsuit Notice –Rule 3.740 Collections Cases, and you must file
written proof of such service.
Your CASE MANAGEMENT JUDGE is: in DEPT:
Your Case Management Judge will hear any motions filed in your case before trial. A motion is a written request,
filed with the Court, asking the Court to make decisions about your case.
You must follow California state laws and statutes, the California Rules of Court (CRC) and the Superior Court of
California, County of Santa Clara Local Civil Rules and use proper forms. You will find more information and
resources at the following websites:
State Rules and Judicial Council Forms: www.courts.ca.gov
State laws and statutes: www.leginfo.legislature.ca.gov
Local Rules and Forms: www.scscourt.org
Connect with local legal aid organizations and referral resources: LawhelpCA.org
Superior Court’s Self Help Center (fre e):
Court staff can give you the correct forms and written instructions on the filing process. The Self Help
Center is located inside the Family Justice Center Courthouse at 201 North First Street in San Jose. You
will find more information at www.scscourt.org or call (408) 882-2900 (option 6)
A free legal advice clinic is offered every Wednesday at the Self Help Center Workshop Room from 11:30
a.m. to 3:00 p.m., by Santa Clara University’s Alexander Law Center. For more information, please call
(408) 288-7030, or visit their website at www.http//law.scu.edu/kgaclc/courthouseclinic/
WARNING: Sanctions may be imposed if you do not follow the California Rules of Court or the Local Rules of Court.
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE FORM
DEFENDANT (The person being sued): You must do each of the following to protect your rights:
1. You must file a written response to the Complaint, using the proper legal form or format, in the Clerk’s
Office of the Court, within 30 days of the date you were served with the Summons and Complaint;
2. You must send a copy of your written response on the Plaintiff’s attorney (to “serve by mail” means
to have an adult other than yourself mail a copy to the Plaintiff’s attorney); and
3. You must come to Court when you are notified of a Court date.
Warning: If you, as the Defendant, do not follow these instructions,
you may automatically lose this case.