Details for State of Vermont Order for Service by Publication Docket No 70 4 19

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STATE OF VERMONT
SUPERIOR COURT
LAMOILLE UNIT

CIVIL DIVISION
DOCKET NO: 70-4-19

THE VILLAGE GREEN AT STOWE
HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff
v.
LINDA LEBLANC and
LIBERTY BANK;
Defendants

ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION

It Is Ordered, pursuant to V.R.C.P. 4(g), that service of the Summons in the above-entitled
action be made upon the Defendant, Linda LeBlanc, by publication of this Order 1) once
a week for two consecutive weeks in The Stowe Reporter, a newspaper of general
circulation in Stowe, Vermont; 2) once a week for two consecutive weeks in Barnstable
Patriot, a newspaper of general circulation in Hyannis, MA; and 3) once a week for two
consecutive weeks in The Gazette, a newspaper of general circulation in Iowa City, Iowa.
This action involves, for the failure to pay Common Expense Assessments, the
foreclosure of the statutory lien securing payment of the same (27A V.S.A. § 3-116)
upon Defendant’s real property located in Stowe, Vermont; viz.:
Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Ernest J. LeBlanc, Jr.
(now deceased) and Linda R. LeBlanc by Warranty Deed of Village Green at
Stowe Associates, dated April 17, 1986, and of record in Book 122, Page 443
of the Stowe Land Records.
1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. The
Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is attached to this summons. Do not throw these
papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights.
2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 21 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give
or mail the Plaintiff a written response called an Answer within 21 days of the date on
which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the
Plaintiff’s attorney located at: 255 Maple Street, P.O. Box 819, Stowe, Vermont 05672
You must also give or mail your Answer to the Court located at: 154 Main Street,
P.O. Box 570, Hyde Park, Vermont 05655
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 believe the Plaintiff should
not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer.
4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT GIVE YOUR WRITTEN ANSWER
TO THE COURT. If you do not Answer within 21 days and file it with the Court, you
will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may
decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the complaint.
5. YOU MUST MAKE ANY CLAIMS AGAINST THE PLAINTIFF IN YOUR REPLY.
Your Answer must state any related legal claims you have against the Plaintiff. Your
claims against the Plaintiff are called Counterclaims. If you do not make your
Counterclaims in writing in your Answer, you may not be able to bring them up at
all. Even if you have insurance and the insurance company will defend you, you must
still file any Counterclaims you may have.
6. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from the lawyer. If you
cannot afford a lawyer, you should ask the court clerk for information about places
where you can get free legal help. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still
give the Court a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.
7. NOTICE OF APPEARANCE FORM. THE COURT NEEDS TO KNOW HOW TO
REACH YOU SO THAT YOU WILL BE INFORMED OF ALL MATTERS RELATING TO
YOUR CASE. If you have not hired an attorney and are representing yourself, in
addition to filing the required answer it is important that you file the Notice of
Appearance form attached to this summons, to give the court your name, mailing
address and phone number (and email address, if you have one). You must also mail
or deliver a copy of the form to the lawyer or party who sent you this paperwork,
so that you will receive copies of anything else they file with the court.
Plaintiff shall likewise mail a copy of this Order as published to the Defendant at her
last-known address.
DATED at Hyde Park, Vermont this 26th day of June, 2019.
Dennis Pearson, (Ret.), Specially Assigned
_______________________________________
Presiding Judge, Lamoille Superior Court

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