Plaintiff hereby consents to dismissal of all unserved defendants?
What does this mean exactly? is she dismissing the witnesses then? /Since obviously we were served
- Tom VLv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
In a civil case, you usually have serve each of the defendants. That is not always easy to do. Let's say I am suing my doctor, his nurse, his receptionist, and my health insurance company over a misdiagnosis of some sort. But let's say the receptionist quit, and no one can find her. The case cannot proceed until she is served or she is dismissed from the lawsuit.
So my lawyer decides that the receptionist is not all that important to my case, and moves to dismiss her as a defendant. When the plaintiff consents to it, that means the case can move forward. It does not mean any witnesses are dismissed. Only defendants.
- FrankLv 78 years ago
The people who were not served are are dismissed from the suit.
If you were served, you have not been dismissed.