4.1 Summons; Waiver of Service for Summons

A summons or notice of lawsuit and request for waiver of service for summons for each named defendant shall be delivered to the clerk's office contemporaneously with the filings to be served with the summons.  If a summons or notice/request form is not used, the summons or notice/request shall conform with the requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(a) and (d)(1).  Summons or notice of lawsuit and request for waiver of service for summons forms are available in the clerk's office and on the court’s web site (www.nhd.uscourts.gov).  For those cases subject to preliminary review pursuant to LR 4.3(d)(1), (2) and (4), the court shall not issue a summons for service and a notice of lawsuit/request for waiver of service of summons shall not be sent to any party until the preliminary review has been completed and service has been ordered.

(Amended 1/1/97, 1/1/08; 12/1/15)