STATE OF MAINE
SHAWN DIXON, Plaintiff,
v. ABRAHAM SCHLOSBERG, Defendant.
SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
M.R. CIV. P. 4(g)
(Title to Real Estate
8 Newhall Street, Fairfield
Map 19, Lot 53
Book 4536, Page 142
A Complaint has been filed with the Court against Defendant ABRAHAM SCHLOSBERG, which requires personal service in accordance with Rule 4(d) of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure.
Upon motion, the Court hereby ORDERS:
That service cannot be made upon ABRAHAM SCHLOSBERG in any of the usual manners prescribed by Rule 4 despite the due diligence of the Plaintiff. Service shall therefore be made upon ABRAHAM SCHLOSBERG and all those who claim or may claim by, through, or under ABRAHAM SCHLOSBERG by publishing this Order once a week for three (3) successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Somerset, the county in which the property at issue in the Complaint is located.
The first publication shall be made within twenty (20) days after this order is issued. Service by publication shall be complete on the twenty-first (21st) day after the first publication.
The publication shall read:
Plaintiff seeks a judgment in Skowhegan District Court against ABRAHAM SCHLOSBERG to quiet the title of certain property now owned by Shawn Dixon as a result of a municipal tax foreclosure, said property being located at 8 Newhall Street, Fairfield, Maine.
The property at issue in the Complaint consists of the property described in the deed recorded at Book 4536 Page 142 at the Somerset County Registry of Deeds.
A copy of the complaint to quiet title may be obtained from Plaintiff’s attorney at the address and number below.
If you wish to oppose this lawsuit, you or your attorney MUST PREPARE AND SERVE A WRITTEN ANSWER to the complaint WITHIN TWENTY (20) DAYS after service is completed by the foregoing method.
You or your attorney must serve your answer by delivering a copy of it in person or by mail to the Plaintiff’s attorney, Bryan B. Ward, of the firm of O’Donnell Lee, 112 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine. You or your attorney must also file the original of your answer with the Court by mailing it to the following address: Skowhegan District Court, 47 Court Street, Skowhegan, Maine, before or within a reasonable time after it is served.
IMPORTANT WARNING: IF YOU FAIL TO SERVE AN ANSWER WITHIN THE TIME STATED ABOVE OR IF, AFTER YOU ANSWER, YOU FAIL TO APPEAR AT ANY TIME THE COURT NOTIFIES YOU TO DO SO, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU IN YOUR ABSENCE FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. IF YOU INTEND TO OPPOSE THIS LAWSUIT, DO NOT FAIL TO ANSWER WITHIN THE REQUIRED TIME.
IF YOU BELIEVE THE PLAINTIFF IS NOT ENTITLED TO ALL OR PART OF THE CLAIM SET FORTH IN THE COMPLAINT OR IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A CLAIM OF YOUR OWN AGAINST THE PLAINTIFF, YOU SHOULD TALK TO A LAWYER. IF YOU FEEL YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY A FEE TO A LAWYER, YOU MAY ASK THE COURT FOR INFORMATION AS TO PLACES WHERE YOU MAY SEEK LEGAL ASSISTANCE.
Dated: 13 February 201
Hon. Andrew Benson
Judge, District Court
Bryan B. Ward
O’Donnell and Lee
112 Silver Street
Waterville, Maine 04901
Telephone: (207) 872-0112