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RULE 3-112. PROCESS--ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland Rules

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 3. Civil Procedure--District Court
Chapter 100. Commencement of Action and Process
MD Rules, Rule 3-112
RULE 3-112. PROCESS--ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS
(a) Summons. Upon the filing of the complaint, the clerk shall issue forthwith a summons for each defendant and, as directed by the plaintiff, shall either deliver it, together with a copy of each paper filed, to the plaintiff or to the sheriff or mail it to the defendant by certified mail pursuant to Rule 3-121. 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 M.D.R. 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 Nov. 12, 2003, eff. Jan. 1, 2004.]

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL NOTES
2003 Orders
The November 12, 2003, order amended the source note.
MD Rules, Rule 3-112, MD R RCP DIST CT Rule 3-112
Current with amendments received through August 1, 2019.
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