The reg does not say that. Just as Defense is required to serve you as soon as you become known to the, the reverse applies, if never relieves you because you have served my client when I was not a party to not serve me when I become a party. I am winning adverse inferences with disallowances of liens and the lien reps stand there and look at me like they just met a Martian.
My theory remains, if you can't play with the big dogs, get back on the porch.
I answered an email yesterday to yet another lien claimant who didn't want to discuss the facts of the case just walk away with money in the "spirit" of Compromise. I advised him the "spirit" of Compromise is formulated on the fee schedule amount of their bill multiplied by my chances of losing. This lien rep made some of the most intellectually dishonest arguments I have ever seen. So for kicks and giggles I educated him on the law.
What I suggest is that Defendants abide by 10608, because the evidence is what it is. If you owe pay, if you don't say no, stop throwing money at the same group of providers who exhibit bad behavior. Stop rewarding bad behavior, make an offer that reflects the strength of your defense. Then absent evidence that rebuts your defense, drop your offers at every appearance or for every phone call. I have a case with Medical Lien Mgmt where I finally realized they had called me 10 times. I told them I was going to drop my offer by $50 each time. When I get to the lien conference the offer is going to be $1 or withdraw your lien.