Instrument used to commence a civil action or special proceeding and as a
means of acquiring jurisdiction over a party. Process directed to a sheriff
or other officer, requiring the sheriff to notify a person named that an action
has been commenced against him or her. A general liability insured is required
by the standard commercial general liability (CGL) policy to provide the insurer immediately
with copies of any summons received in connection with a claim or suit.
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