(A) Notice of the filing shall be served on the defendant as provided by the Rules of Civil Procedure. The notice after setting forth the name of the court, shall read substantially as follows:
"To (here insert the name of defendant or defendants).
(Here insert the name of plaintiff or plaintiffs) ask judgment in this court against you for (here insert the amount claimed in dollars and cents) upon the following claim (here insert the nature of the claim, but no list of items need be included).
The court will hold trial upon this claim at (here insert where and the room number, as may be necessary) at (here insert the hour) on (here insert the date, including the day of the week).
If you do not appear at the trial, judgment may be entered against you by default, and your earnings may be subjected to garnishment or your property may be attached to satisfy the judgment. If your defense is supported by witnesses, account books, receipts, or other documents, you must produce them at the trial. Subpoenas for witnesses, if requested by a party, will be issued by the clerk.
If you admit the claim but desire time to pay, you may make such a request at the trial. If you believe you have a claim against the plaintiff, you must file a counterclaim with the court and must serve the plaintiff and all other parties with a copy of the counterclaim at least seven days prior to the date of the trial of the plaintiff's claim."
(B) If the notice is returned undelivered or if in any other way it appears that notice has not been received by the defendant, at the request of the plaintiff or his attorney, a further notice shall be issued, setting the trial for a subsequent date, to be served in the same manner as a summons is served in an ordinary civil action. The court may charge an additional fee if further notices are issued.
Cite as R.C. § 1925.05
History. Effective Date: 06-23-1992