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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Zuloaga, the Second District Court of Appeal concluded that Article 10(a) of the Hague Service Convention does allow service of process by mail.
The Second District Court of Appeals appropriately applied the broad view of the Hague Service Convention, which encompasses service of process by mail, because incorporating this method is consistent with the overall goal and purpose of the Hague Service Convention.
2d 978 (1965)], we have no reason to doubt the Government's assertion that, as a practical matter, service of process on a person entitled to diplomatic immunity both interferes with that person's representative functions and constitutes an affront to his or her dignity.
protected Mugabe and Mudenge from service of process as agents for ZANU-PF.
concluded that service of process by mail is consistent with the overriding purpose of the Convention to develop of system for effecting service of process in other countries .

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