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Waiver Of Service Of Summons - Texas
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS __________DIVISION WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS RE: Caption of Action: __________________________________ Case Number: __________________________________ TO: __________________________________ (Name of Plaintiffs Attorney or Unrepresented Plaintiff) I acknowledge receipt of your request that I waive service of a summons in the action stated above, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. I have also received a copy of the complaint in the action, two copies of this Instrument, and a means by which I can return the signed waiver to you without cost to me. I agree to save the cost of service of a summons and an additional copy of the complaint in this lawsuit by not requiring that I (or the entity on whose behalf I am acting) be served with judicial process in the manner provided by Rule 4. I (or the entity on whose behalf I am acting) will retain all defenses or objections to the lawsuit or to the jurisdiction or venue of the Court except for objections based on a defect in the summons or in the service of the summons. I understand that a judgment may be entered against me (or the party on whose behalf I am acting) if an answer or motion under Rule 12 is not served upon you within 60 days after the date the request was sent, which was ________________________, or within 90 days after that date if the request was sent outside the United States. __________________ ______________________________________________ Date Signature ______________________________________________ Printed/Typed Name ______________________________________________ For Defendant Duty to Avoid Unnecessary Costs of Service of Summons Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires certain parties to cooperate in saving costs of service of thesummons and complaint. A defendant located in the United States who after being notified of an action and asked by a plaintifflocated in the United States to waive service of a summons, fails to do so will be required to bear the cost of such seless gorviceo undcause be shown for its failure to sign and return the waiver. It is not good cause for a failure to waive service that a party believes that the complaint is unfounded or that the actionhas been brought in an improper place or in a court that lacks jurisdiction over the subject matter of the action oer orsvon orer its pproperty. A party who waives service of the summons retains all defenses and objections (except any relating to the sumtomons or the service of the summons), and may later object to the jurisdiction of the Court or to the place where the action hougas bht.een br A defendant who waives service must within the time specified on the waiver form serve on the plaintiffs attorney (orunrepresented plaintiff) a response to the complaint and must also file a signed copy of the response with the Courswt. Ierf the anor motion is not served within this time, a default judgment may be taken against that defendant. By waiving service, ant is defendaallowed more time to answer than if the summons had been actually served when the request for waiver of service was recei..ved.