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State of Michigan Berrien County Trial Court

STATE OF MICHIGAN BERRIEN COUNTY TRIAL COURT - Civil Division 811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085-1183 269-983-7111 JOHN F. RINGLEIN, as Trustee of the John F. Ringlein Trust dated 02/25/2022, Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA BRANT, JERRY L. SHEPHERD, ERIC JAMES SHEPHERD, MICHAEL SHEPHERD, DIANA SHEPHERD, BRANDON SHEPHERD, and CAITLYN SHEPHERD, as heirs of GRACE SHEPHERD (Deceased), their heirs and assigns and all others claiming an interest, Defendants GARY E. TIBBLE (P43886) Attorney for Plaintiff 5144 Gull Road Kalamazoo, MI 49048 (269) 383-6000 Case No. 23-0199-CH-H Hon. Donna B. Howard ORDER TO ANSWER At a session of said Court held on June 3, 2024. PRESENT: HONORABLE DONNA B. HOWARD, Circuit Court Judge. A Complaint was filed by JOHN F. RINGLEIN, as Trustee of the John F. Ringlein Trust dated 02/25/2022, on or about August 30, 2023, First Amended Complaint filed December 15, 2023 against PATRICIA BRANT, JERRY L. SHEPHERD, ERIC JAMES SHEPHERD, MICHAEL SHEPHERD, DIANA SHEPHERD, BRANDON SHEPHERD, and CAITLYN SHEPHERD, as heirs of GRACE SHEPHERD (Deceased), their heirs and assigns and all others claiming an interest, to quiet title to a parcel of land situated in the Township of Buchanan, County of Berrien, and State of Michigan, and more particularly described as follows, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION Parcel Nos. 06-1180-0138-00-5P, 06-1180-0150-00-5, and 06-1180-0206-00-1P, being V/L Oak Street, and V/L Beech Street, Buchanan, MI 49107. Legal Description: Lot 21, Block 3 (Parcel No. 06-1180-0138-00-SP), Lots 33-43, Block 3 (Parcel No. 06-1180-0150-00-5), Lot 9, Block 5 (Parcel No. 06-1180- 0206-00-1P), all in "Clear Lake Woods," Section 29, Township 7 South, Range 18 West, Buchanan Township, Berrien County, Michigan, according to the Plat thereof, recorded November 10th, 1926, in Volume 7 of Plats, page 73, being in Buchanan Township, Berrien County, Michigan. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant ERIC JAMES SHEPHERD shall answer or take such other action as may be permitted by law at the Trial Court-Civil Division for Berrien County, Michigan on or before 28 days from the last date of publication. Failure to comply with this Order will result in a Judgment by Default against said Defendant for the relief demanded in the First Amended complaint filed in this Court. Hon. Donna B. Howard (P57635) Circuit Court Judge 6-10,6-17,6-24/2024
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