STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF RAMSEY
SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Theresa Rowley, Plaintiff,
John Washington, Defendant.
THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO: DEFENDANT JOHN WASHINGTON
- YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit
against you. The Plaintiff’s 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.
- 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:
Swor & Gatto, P.A.
1177 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
- YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written
response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must
state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the
Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given
everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your
- 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 Plaintiff 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.
- 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.
- 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.
I hereby acknowledge that sanctions
may be awarded pursuant to Minn.
Dated: June 3, 2020 SWOR AND GATTO, P.A.
By: /s/ John Paul J. Gatto
Marcus P. Gatto (#0391160)
John Paul J. Gatto (#0387730)
ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF
1177 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102