Am I a party to this lawsuit?

If you have received a Notice, then you are not a party in this lawsuit. You will only become a party if you file an answer. Owners who receive the Notice and claim rights to pump or store groundwater, either now or in the future, may protect their rights by filing the Form Answer provided with the Notice within 60 days of receiving the Notice.

If you have received a Summons, then you are a party in this lawsuit. Because of your property’s proximity to the Ventura River or its tributaries, the City named you as a cross-defendant. Owners who receive the Summons and claim rights to divert, pump or store surface water or groundwater, either now or in the future, may protect their rights by filing an answer or other pleading within 60 days of receiving the Summons.

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1. Why have I received a notice or summons?
2. Will I still receive water service from my service provider?
3. What is the difference between receiving a notification or a summon?
4. Am I a party to this lawsuit?
5. Should I hire an attorney?
6. What happens if I file an answer or other pleading?
7. What happens if I don't file an answer or other pleading?
8. How do I file an answer or other pleading?
9. When is the next hearing in this case?
10. What is this lawsuit about? What is it trying to accomplish?
11. Why is the City seeking to adjudicate water rights in the Ventura River Watershed?
12. How does the City use water from the Ventura River?
13. Since Channelkeeper filed the initial lawsuit, why did I receive the notice?
14. What is the City's goal in resolving this litigation?