My question involves court procedures for the state of: California
I wish to dismiss my case without prejudice in order to file a different case with some of the same causes of action later. Two of the defendants, both corporations, have been served but have not answered. I have not filed the proof of service of summons and complaint to the court. I am aware that some of the causes of action will run the statute of limitations. I am also aware that I will have to pay new filing fees. I am OK with that. It has not yet been 60 days from the time I filed complaint to court (deadline to file proof of service).
Is it necessary to serve the two defendants with the dismissal forms? If so, would I serve the Agents of Process, since I don't have any other opposing party information? Also, how long can I expect the process of dismissal to take?
Thanks in advance.