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RULE 2-112. PROCESS--ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland Rules

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
RULE 2-112. PROCESS--ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS
(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.

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[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

HISTORICAL 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 August 1, 2019.
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