Report Sued By Midland and Law Firm is Abusing Procedural Rules! Need Help! Getting Sticky! in State Laws, Case Law, Sample Forms Posted March 16, 2014 @Clydesmom yes, I definitely smacked myself in the forehead for this one. In NJ special civil, you can hand deliver, but I neglected to get any verification from them that they received it. Later I sent stuff in the mail certified, and they are trying to use the date I sent certified as the date I submitted my answer, counterclaim and discovery requests. In my answer, I denied the allegation that I owe Midland money, or breached a contract with them. I asserted the defenses that they have no standing to sue, that a contract exists between me and them and have not verified the amount owed. I asserted that the plaintiff has to be readily able to demonstrate their right to sue at the time they file the lawsuit, and they had not done that.