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Benjamin Richardson, Jr., vs The City of Crystal, Minnesota; Villages of Crystal, Inc
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Benjamin Richardson, Jr., vs The City of Crystal, Minnesota; Villages of Crystal, Inc

August 12, 2022

SUMMONS File No: 27-CV-22-10392 Honorable Christian M. Sande STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF HENNEPIN DISTRICT COURT FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT (Case Type: Other Civil) Benjamin Richardson, Jr.,, Plaintiff, v. The City of Crystal, Minnesota; Villages of Crystal, Inc.; Thomas Shonka and Corey Shonka and their spouses, if any; undetermined heirs of any of the above defendants; also the unknown heirs of Lyle R. Shonka and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest, or lien in the real estate described in the complaint herein, Defendants. THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: 1. You are being sued. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. The Complaint is on file in the office of the court administrator of the above-named court. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that start a lawsuit and affect your legal rights, even if nothing has been filed with the court and even if there is no court file number on this Summons. 2. You must BOTH reply, in writing, AND get a copy of your reply to the person/business who is suing you within 20 days to protect your rights. Your reply is called an Answer. Getting your reply to the Plaintiff is called service. You must serve a copy of your Answer or Answer and Counterclaim (Answer) within 20 days from the date you received the Summons and Complaint. ANSWER: You can find the Answer form and instructions on the MN Judicial Branch website at under the "Civil" category. The instructions will explain in detail how to fill out the Answer form. 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 think the Plaintiff should not be given everything they asked for in the Complaint, you must say that in your Answer. 4. SERVICE: You may lose your case if you do not send a written response to the Plaintiff. If you do not serve a written Answer within 20 days, you may lose this case by default. You will not get to tell your side of the story. If you choose not to respond, the Plaintiff may be awarded everything they asked for in their Complaint. If you agree with the claims stated in the Complaint, you don't need to respond. A default judgment can than be entered against you for what the Plaintiff asked for in the Complaint. To protect your rights, you must serve a copy of your Answer on the person who signed this Summons in person or by mail at this address: Glen E. Schumann Moss & Barnett, a Professional Association 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 1200 Minneapolis, MN 55402 5. Carefully read the Instructions (CIV301) for the Answer for your next steps. 6. Legal Assistance. You may wish to get legal help from an attorney. If you do not have an attorney and would like legal help: Visit and click on the "Legal Advice Clinics" tab to get more information about legal clinics in each Minnesota county. Court Administration may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. NOTE: Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still serve a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. 7. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an ADR process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of Practice. You must still serve your written Answer, even if you expect to use ADR. 8. THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY located in Hennepin County, State of Minnesota, legally described as follows: Lot 20, Block 3, Rolling Green of Crystal The object of this action is to quiet title to the real property described above. Dated: July 12, 2022 MOSS & BARNETT A Professional Association By: s/Glen E. Schumann Glen E. Schumann (#122117) 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 1200 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Telephone: (612) 877-5000 Email: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF (August 12, 19, 26, 2022) 12146332

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