It says 16 judicial circuit court, jackson county, MO
It says on the document I received that: You are summoned to appear before this court on the date, time, and location above to answer the attached petition. You may be permitted to file certain responsive pleadings, pursuant to chapter 517 RSMo. Should you have any question regarding responsive pleadings in this case, you should consult an attorney.
At the end of the petition, there is paper says: Application for order appointing special process server. This page has 15 different names. At the end of that page, there is an order appointing special process server with the same 15 names again. Are those jurers? Do I need to submit an answer to the court before the court date? Do I need to have an attorney or just appear before the judge and provide my answer?
517.031. 1. The plaintiff shall file a written petition containing the facts upon which the claim is founded. A copy of any written instrument or account in support of the petition should be attached and filed. The pleadings of the petition shall be informal unless the court in its discretion requires formal pleadings.
2. Affirmative defenses, counterclaims and cross claims shall be filed in writing not later than the return date and time of the summons unless leave to file the same at a later date is granted by the court. No other responsive pleading need be filed. If no responsive pleading is filed, the statements made in the petition, affirmative defenses, counterclaims or cross claims shall be considered denied except as provided in section 517.132.
3. For good cause shown, the court may extend the time for filing any pleading.
You should consider filing a counterclaim against them for the cost of fixing the vehicle as it should be done.
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