1. The cheque signing person should have received the notice.
2. After notice only, on failure to make, complainant would have filed the case.
3. Once the case is registered you should have received the summon from the court along with a copy of complaint.
4. Lawyer telephone is just non sense, you should ensure that you have not received the summon.
5. Judge just cannot call, if he does, he will be doomed sooner or later.