Millennials or Generation Y are people who are born between 1980 and early 2000 so says Wikipedia (Not so trusty encyclopedia). We get calls from young people regarding their debt problems. Most of time we are able to help them but sometimes it is too late. It seems a bit of a overstatement but people should always open their mail (paper mail from the post office that is). We want our clients to know that we still live in the world of paper.
With all the advances in electronic communication and people dealing with their affairs online the courts are not that way yet. Since you are a millennial and need an explanation this is why.
1) Proof. If I send you a lawsuit over e-mail you will say that you did not get the e-mail. Oops it went to Spam.
2) The current people who are working the system are old just like me.
In any case, if you get a suspicious mail that says Court, Read it! If you get a certified mail pick it up. In New Jersey, for special civil part which are cases under 15k, service is last known address. The fact that you did not pick up the mail does not mean you were not served. The point of all this is don't lose your case because you did not read your mail. Pick it up call the court, file an answer or get an attorney.
A little message for young lawyers out there don't cite Wikipedia as your authority source. You will lose your case.
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