service of process


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service of process

Completion of all legal requirements to give official notice to a person regarding a lawsuit filed against that person.After service of process,the defendant will have a certain number of days to file an answer. It is critical to determine the correct service date and to keep track of the deadline to file an answer, which could be as short as 14 days in most states. Failing to file an answer will result in a default judgment in which the court will give the person filing the suit—the plaintiff—everything that person asked for,no questions asked.When the judgment becomes final and not appealable, after the passage of another period of time, the plaintiff may begin efforts to seize any real or personal property he or she can find to satisfy the judgment.

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The court held, inter alia, that the failure to make timely service of process on the defendants named in the complaint, which was filed within the statute of limitations, was "just cause" for the entry of judgment for the defendants since, according to the court the plaintiffs had failed to "perfect the service of process" within a timely manner in accordance with the law.
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The new functionality is initially available in California for filings to any court in the state, service between law firms and service of process upon case parties or witnesses.

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