Yes this judge has been known for making his own rules. I've been watching cases for a few weeks now and no other judges in the county have been asking for this. They are adjourning the initial hearing for 1 week if the tenant was not personally served because the mail is running slow. He has been reported many many times by various people and was threatened with contempt of court by a higher judge for failing to rule as instructed on a case they overturned. It was a landlord tenant case and he refused to evict the tenants. But I guess he's smart enough to know that Landlords can't usually vote in the city so he caters to the tenants and they keep re-electing him. SOOO happy that my attorney is banned from his courtroom.