in maryland will a complaint affidavit merit trial be heard and a judgement rendered against the defendant if the defendant has not been served?
1 Answer from Attorneys
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).