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RULE 3-113. PROCESS--DURATION, DORMANCY, AND RENEWAL OF SUMMONS

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 3. Civil Procedure--District Court
Chapter 100. Commencement of Action and Process
Effective: July 1, 2023
MD Rules, Rule 3-113
RULE 3-113. PROCESS--DURATION, DORMANCY, AND RENEWAL OF SUMMONS
(a) Generally. A summons is effective for service only if served within 60 days after the date it is issued. A summons not served within that time shall be dormant, renewable only on written request of the plaintiff.
Committee note: See Neel v. Webb Fly Screen Mfg. Co., 187 Md. 34, 48 A.2d 331 (1946).
(b) Judgment on Affidavit--Military Service Affidavit. A request for renewal of a summons in an action seeking judgment on affidavit pursuant to Rule 3-306 shall be accompanied by either (1) a statement that there has been no change to the information provided in the most recently filed military service affidavit or (2) a supplemental military service affidavit in compliance with § 3931 of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. §§ 3901 et seq.
Source: Section (a) of this Rule replaces former M.D.R. 103 d 2. Section (b) is new.

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[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended Sept. 30, 2022, eff. Jan. 1, 2023; April 1, 2023, eff. July 1, 2023.]
MD Rules, Rule 3-113, MD R RCP DIST CT Rule 3-113
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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