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Waiver Of Service Of Summons - Missouri
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS Plaintiff v. Case Number: Defendant TO: Name of Plaintiffs Attorney or Unrepresented Plaintiff I acknowledge receipt of your request that I waive service of a summons in the above action. in the United StatesDistrict Court for the Western District of Missouri. I have also receiv ed a copy of the complaint in the action, twocopies 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 requiringthat I (or the entity on whose behalf I am acting) be served with judi cial 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 orvenue of the court except for objections based on a defect in the summon s 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 ormotion under Rule 12 is not served upon you within 60 days after , or within 90 days after Date request was sentthat date if the request was sent outside the United States. Date Signature Printed/Typed Name Street Address City/State/Zip Party Represented Telephone Number Bar # (See Reverse) <<<<<<<<<********>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2 DUTY TO AVOID UNNECESSARY COSTS OF SERVICE OF SUMMONSRule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires certain parties to cooperate in saving unnecessary costs ofservice of the summons and complaint. A defendant located in the United States who, after being notified of an actionand asked by a plaintiff located in the United States to waive service of a summons, fails to do so will be required tobear the cost of such services unless good cause 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 theaction has been brought in an improper place or in a court that lacks jurisdiction over the subject matter of the action orover its person or property. A party who waives service of the summons retains all defenses and objections (exceptany relating to the summons or to the service of the summons), and may later object to the jurisdiction of the court or tothe place where the action has been brought.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 court if theanswer or motion is not served within this time a default judgment may be taken against that defendant. By waivingservice, a defendant is allowed more time to answer than if the summons had been actually served when the request forwaiver of service was received.