Legal Question in Civil Litigation in Maryland

in maryland will a complaint affidavit merit trial be heard and a judgement rendered against the defendant if the defendant has not been served?

Asked on 10/29/13, 4:25 am

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Robert Sher Wagshal and Sher
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No. You must establish by service affidavit that you have served the defendant with the complaint according to court rules. This means either by certified mail with a mail receipt or personal service by a private process server or a deputy sheriff (on either the defendant or someone of sufficient age with whom the defendant lives).

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Answered on 10/29/13, 6:41 am

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