The following is a sample of a typical Summons for Civil Lawsuit - (Mechanic's Lien).
It is typically used when a defendant when the defendant resides out of state, has departed from the state, or cannot, after due diligence, be found within the state or conceals himself or herself to avoid being served.
The complaint and summons in such cases can be served on the defendant by publication in a newspaper for a period of 4 weeks, at least once a week during that time.
You may copy the following Legal Notice to your word processor, insert the appropriate information, and, paste it into the box on the Legal Notice publication page at Click here for Legal Notice publication page
Case [insert Case Number here]
Dept. [insert Department letter here]]
[Insert your full name here (or full name of your company) ], Plaintiff
[Insert the full name of the Defendant or Defendant's company here], Defendant.
SUMMONS - CIVIL
NOTICE! YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. THE COURT MAY DECIDE AGAINST YOU WITHOUT YOUR BEING HEARD UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITHIN 20 DAYS. READ THE INFORMATION BELOW.
TO THE DEFENDANT: A civil Complaint has been filed by the Plaintiff against you for the relief set forth in the Complaint.
This action is being brought to recover monies owed to the Plaintiff for labor and/or materials provided to the Defendant.
1. If you intend to defend this lawsuit, within 20 days after this Summons is served on you, exclusive of the day of service, you must do the following:
(a) File with the Clerk of this Court, whose address is shown below, a formal written response to the Complaint in accordance with the rules of the Court, with appropriate filing fee.
(b) Serve a copy of your response upon the attorney/Plaintiff whose name and address is shown below.
2. Unless you respond, your default will be entered upon application of the Plaintiff and failure to so respond will result in a judgment by default against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint, which could result in the taking of money or property or other relief requested in the Complaint.
3. If you intend to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your response may be filed on time.
4. The State of Nevada, its political subdivisions, agencies, officers, employees, board members, commission members and legislators, each have 45 days after service of this Summons within which to file an Answer or other responsive pleading to the Complaint.
[Insert your full name here (or full name of your company) ]
[Insert your mailing address here]
[Insert your mailing city, state, zip here]
[Insert the Name of the Clerk of the Court here], Clerk of Court
By: [Insert the Name of the Deputy Clerk here], Deputy Clerk
Date: [Insert date here]
Clark County Courthouse
200 South Third Street
Las Vegas, NV 89155
This information is not intended to provide legal advice or substitute for the advice of counsel.
As the law is subject to change and due to differing interpretations, the reader should contact an attorney directly for legal advice.
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