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  •  once upon a time (4+ / 0-)

    I was served by mail in an action arising out of another party's bankruptcy.  So it can happen in certain jurisdictions. But even so there is usually at least 30 days to answer the initial service and surely the serving party has got to be responsible to have the correct address.  Maybe the reportage is incomplete, but it seems like something stinks about this matter and calls for investigation.

    •  I have friends here in florida that are gone for (7+ / 0-)

      6 months at a time, some in foreign countries.

      When I go to Europe (not at much as before the economy crashed, for sure, but my family lives there) I am gone for as much as 6 weeks, so if my mailbox was served, I would be one of those people in deep trouble.

      I don't think I have lived in a state that allows mailbox service of summons, but when I have been called as a witness, and I have been due to my past job (not yet sued), all service of subpoenas/summons has been by personal service.

      I think this mailing of subpoenas/summons is wrong and should not be allowed in any state.

      I have lived in Florida for 8 years and I am going to have to check our law here (just in case ;) cause I sure would hate to go away for 6 weeks and come back to a scenario like that!

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

      by allenjo on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 11:45:51 AM PDT

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    •  The way around the "correct address" is the (2+ / 0-)
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      wilderness voice, fuzzyguy

      claim, "last known address" and some of these shysters will intentionally send the mail to the wrong address to get a quick judgment.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 04:42:07 AM PDT

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