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Court: Reply commences civil lawsuit

Lawyer says ruling means ‘answer means something’

A breach-of-contract civil suit commenced as soon as the appellant answered the original summons, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled. That’s true even though the appellant failed to return an acknowledgment-of-service form.

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Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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