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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 2. Civil Procedure--Circuit Court
Chapter 100. Commencement of Action and Process
MD Rules, Rule 2-112
(a) Summons. Upon the filing of the complaint, the clerk shall issue forthwith a summons for each defendant and shall deliver it, together with a copy of each paper filed and a blank copy of the information report form required to be provided by Rule 16-302 (b), to the sheriff or other person designated by the plaintiff. Upon request of the plaintiff, more than one summons shall issue for a defendant.
(b) Delivery to Another County. When process is to be served by the sheriff of another county, the clerk may send the process to that sheriff for service. If a party requests personal delivery of the process at that party's expense to the sheriff of another county, the clerk shall furnish the process to a person designated by the party and approved by the clerk to make delivery.
Source: This Rule is derived as follows:
Section (a) is derived from former Rule 103 c and e and the 1980 version of Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 (a).
Section (b) is derived from former Rule 103 j.


[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended June 7, 1994, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; June 5, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; Nov. 12, 2003, eff. Jan. 1, 2004; June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016.]

Editors' Notes

2003 Orders
The November 12, 2003, order amended the source note.
2016 Orders
The June 6, 2016, order revised an internal reference in the Rule.
MD Rules, Rule 2-112, MD R RCP CIR CT Rule 2-112
Current with amendments received through February 1, 2020.
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