[Firm Phone Number]
[Attorney Name and Bar Number]
Attorney for Plaintiff(s)
[State Trial Court System], [Location] County
NOTICE OF LAWSUIT AND REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF SERVICE
THE STATE OF [State Name] TO: [Name of individual Defendant (or name of officer or agent of corporate defendant] as [Title, or other relationship of individual to corporate defendant] of [Name of corporate defendant to be served, if any]
A lawsuit has been commenced against you (or the entity on whose behalf you are addressed). A copy of the complaint is attached to this Notice. The complaint has been filed in the Superior Court for the State of [State] in and for the County of [County] and has been assigned case number [Case number of action].
This is not a formal summons or notification from the Court, but rather my request that you sign and return the enclosed Waiver of Service in order to save the cost of serving you with a judicial summons and an additional copy of the complaint. The cost of service will be avoided if I receive a signed copy of the waiver within [Addressee must be given at least [minimum number in accordance with local rule] days ([number of days in accordance with local rule] days if located in foreign country) within which to return waiver] days after the date designated below as the date on which this Notice of Lawsuit and Request for Waiver of Service of Summons is sent. I enclose a stamped and addressed envelope (or other means of cost-free return) for your use. An extra copy of the Waiver of Service is also attached for your records.
If you comply with this request and return the signed Waiver of Service, the waiver will be filed with the Court and no summons will be served on you. The action will then proceed as if you had been served on the date the waiver is filed, and you will be required to answer or otherwise respond to the complaint within [Number] (#) days from the date designated below as the date on which this notice is sent (or within [Number] (#) days from that date if your address is not in any judicial district of the United States).
If you do not return the signed waiver within the time indicated, I will take appropriate steps to effect formal service in a manner authorized by the [State] Rules of Civil Procedure and then, to the extent authorized by those Rules, I will ask the Court to require you (or the party on whose behalf you are addressed) to pay the full costs of such service. In that connection, please read the statement concerning the duty of parties to avoid unnecessary costs of service of summons, which is set forth on the reverse side (or at the foot) of the enclosed “Waiver of Service of Summons” form.
I affirm that this Notice of Lawsuit and Request for Waiver of Service of Summons is being sent to you on behalf of the Plaintiff on the date indicated below.
Dated this [Day] of [Month], [Year].
Attorney for Plaintiff