Asked almost 2 years ago - Cincinnati, OH

This is a three part questions:

1. If the defendants have not responded to summons or the compliant via postal channels and litigants proceeding Pro Se; if I file motions to the court is Certificate of Service Required?

2. If filing Motions Ex Part is Certificate Service Required?

3. Are there penalties for not providing Certificate of service were neither of the above stands for any grounds?

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  1. Donald Michael Gallick


    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . You should always include a certification of service just to be safe. Not including a certificate of service could lead the court to strike your filing, i.e. basically throw your paperwork in the garbage.

    Suing multiple defendants without an attorney makes things more difficult, but if it isn't cost effective to hire an attorney, i.e. the amount of the dispute is a low dollar amount, perhaps it is the best way to proceed.

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