Summons – SUMMONS

STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF SHERBURNE

DISTRICT COURT

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Court File Number: 71-CV-17-204

Case Type: Other Civil Quiet Title

Michael L. Graham and

Susan A. Graham,

Plaintiffs,

vs.

Oscar C. Valen; Ethel Valen; Kenneth A. Valen; Patricia J. Valen; George L. Laaker; Arlene S. Laaker fka Arlene S. Valen aka Arlene F. Laaker; Lenora A. Horn; William B. Horn; David W. Horn as Trustee of the Lenora Ann Horn Revocable Trust; John Doe; Mary Roe; and all other persons, known or unknown, claiming an interest in the property described herein;

Defendants.

THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS:

THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO: Defendants: Oscar C. Valen; Ethel Valen; Kenneth A. Valen; Patricia J. Valen; George L. Laaker; Arlene L. Laaker fka Arlene S.Valen fka Arlene F. Laaker; Lenora A. Horn; William B. Horn; David W. Horn as Trustee of the Lenora Ann Horn Revocable Trust; John Doe; Mary Roe; and all other persons, known or unknown, claiming an interest in the property described herein.

1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiffs have started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiffs Complaint against you is attached to this summons. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this summons.

2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed this summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this summons located at:

James Hurd Anderson

Attorney at Law

2900 Washington Avenue North

Minneapolis, MN 55411

3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiffs Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiffs should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer.

4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not Answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiffs everything asked for in the complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the complaint.

5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.

6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute.

7. QUIET TITLE ACTION: This action involves, affects, or brings into question real property situated in the County of Sherburne, State of Minnesota, described as follows:

Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 35, Township 35, Range 26, except the North One Rod thereof and the object of this action is to obtain a judgment declaring that Plaintiffs are the owners in fee of the property described above, subject only to the easements set forth in the Complaint on file with the District Court.

Dated this 16th day of September, 2017.

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFFS:

James Hurd Anderson

Attorney License No. 0002033

2900 Washington Avenue North

Minneapolis, MN 55411

Telephone: (612) 747-6662

Email: [email protected]

Published in the

Star News

September 16, 23, 30, 2017

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