STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF OTTER TAIL

DISTRICT COURT

SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Case type: Quiet Title 

Court File No: 56-CV-18-3140

Shirley A. Steffens, or her successors  as Trustees of the Shirley A. Steffens Revocable Trust under agreement dated December 4, 2003,

Plaintiff, 

v.

The Unknown Heirs of Ray Burrier, Jr. and also all other persons or parties claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the Complaint herein,               

Defendants. 

SUMMONS

THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE ABOVE- NAMED DEFENDANTS:

1. YOU ARE BEING SUED.  The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you.  The Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is on file in the office of the District Court Administrator of the above-named court.  Do not throw these papers away.  They are official papers that affect your rights.  You must respond to this lawsuit.  

2. 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, and file your Answer to said Complaint in the office of the District Court Administrator   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: 

David J. Lenhardt, Esq. 

Gries Lenhardt Allen, P.L.L.P.

12725 43rd Street NE, S. 201

St. Michael, MN  55376

3. 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 Answer.

4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT FILE A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT WITH THE DISTRICT COURT ADMINISTRATOR.  If you do not file your Answer with the District Court Administrator 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.

5. 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.  

6. 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. 

7. THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY located in Otter Tail County, State of Minnesota, legally described as follows:

Lot 35 of Deer Lake Beach, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

The object of this law suit is to quiet title to the property and determine that Plaintiff is the fee owner of the property free and clear of all other interests.

Dated: October 30, 2018

Gries Lenhardt Allen, P.L.L.P.

By:  /s/ David J. Lenhardt (62169)

12725 43rd Street NE, S. 201

St. Michael, MN  55376

Telephone: 763-497-3099

Attorneys for Plaintiff 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The undersigned hereby acknowledges that costs, disbursements, and reasonable attorney and witness fees may be awarded pursuant to Minn. Stat. Sec. 549.211, subd. 2, to the party against whom the allegations in this pleading are asserted.

/s/ David J. Lenhardt

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