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By Scott Eller, Esq.
In recent years the mandatory summons for residential evictions in Washington has been amended twice. Many landlords and attorneys are still using older, out-of-date form.
Use of the correct eviction summons is necessary to convey jurisdiction on the court. Use of the wrong form may lead to dismissal of the eviction action.
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Electronic Summons - Return Filed
The first summons issued electronically by the clerk in the District of Utah has been returned. The header of the summons shows that it was docketed as issued on January 7th, and then docketed after service on January 14th...
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District of Utah Tests Electronic Summons
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Got summons, get lawyer.
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The UBS Summons and IRS Voluntary Disclosure
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William M. Sharp Sr. and Larry R. Kemm (both of Sharp & Associates, Tampa) have published The UBS Summons and IRS Voluntary Disclosure, 51 Tax Notes Int'l 1043 (Sept. 22, 2008): On June 30 the U...
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