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Unfortunately, if he has been served a summons, that is a legal order from the court for him to appear. He doesn't have the option to ignore it or he could face contempt of court and jail time. Even though he is not responsible for the debt, they may be wanting to ask him questions about your assets in a "debtor examination".
So if he ignores the summons, he does so at the risk if the judge issuing a bench warrant for failure to appear and holding him in contempt of court once he arrested by the sheriff or marshal.