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Using Technology to Effectuate Service of Process and Assure Against "Sewer Service"

The city of New York is starting a trend by passing an ordinance aimed at holding process servers accountable. Recently, some process servers claimed they were delivering papers when they actually did not serve those documents. The ordinance would require that process servers use a GPS to record the...

Service Of Process Through Facebook

Foreign courts are increasingly willing to accept service through Facebook when other methods fail. Australia Rule 116(1) of the Australian Uniform Civil Procedure Rules permit substituted service "where, in effect, there is a practical impossibility of personal service and that the...

Texas: Caselaw Review of In re Leslie Holmes v. Texas Mutual Insurance Co. (08-10-00003-CV) 02/16/2011

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford This case concerns due diligence when serving a lawsuit on the opposing party. Holmes filed suit on October 20, 2003. Holmes asked the District Clerk to serve Texas Mutual Insurance Company (TMIC). The District Clerk sent a copy of the citation...

Service Of Process Through Facebook

Courts are increasingly willing to accept service through Facebook and other social media platforms when other methods fail. United States Mpafe v. Mpafe , Hennepin County, MN No. 27-FA-11-3453: Authorized service of divorce proceedings on defendant, who was believed to have left the country...

Service Of Process Through Facebook

Courts are increasingly willing to accept service through Facebook and other social media platforms when other methods fail. United States Mpafe v. Mpafe , Hennepin County, MN No. 27-FA-11-3453: Authorized service of divorce proceedings on defendant, who was believed to have left the country, by...