Substituted Service


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Substituted Service

Service of process upon a defendant in any manner, authorized by statute or rule, other than Personal Service within the jurisdiction; as by publication, by mailing a copy to his or her last known address, or by personal service in another state.

substituted service

n. accomplishing service (delivery) of legal documents required to be served personally by leaving the documents with an adult resident of the home of the person to be served, with an employee with management duties at the office of an individual, with such an employee at corporate headquarters, with a designated "agent for acceptance of service" (often with name and address filed with the state's Secretary of State), or in some cases (like a notice to quit the premises) by posting in a prominent place followed by mailing copies by certified mail to the person to be served. Such service is considered "constructive" delivery. (See: service, service of process)

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In 2011, courts in Minnesota and Texas also accepted using social networking sites as a means of substituted service, and the state civil courts website in Utah similarly envisions using sites like Facebook and Twitter as vehicles for service of process.
The judge, Ahmed Mohammed in a short ruling, granted the application for substituted service.
I don't want to rush either the use of the substituted service because the Ejercitos might think I am taking sides.
For substituted service of summons to be available, there must be several attempts by the sheriff to personally serve the summons within a reasonable period [of one month) which eventually resulted in failure to prove impossibility of prompt service.
Justice Silvanus Oriji, gave the order on substituted service, after listening to the submissions of Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN,
'(But) the effort of the Trajano family to enforce in the Philippines the foreign judgment was quashed by the Philippine Supreme Court on the technicality of a defective substituted service of summons to Imee Marcos who claimed that she was then a resident of Singapore when the summons was served at Alexandra Homes in Pasig City, her reported address,' the Albay representative added.
Tribunal receives 16 petitions in Oyo, grants APC leave to issue substituted service on PDP's Kola Balogun
Lagman said the effort of the Trajano family to enforce in the Philippines the foreign judgment was quashed by the Philippine Supreme Court on the mere technicality of a defective substituted service of summons to Imee, who claimed that she was then a resident of Singapore when the summons was served at the Alexandra Homes in Pasig City, her reported address.
Cruz added there was no refusal on the part of Pacquiao to receive the summons, hence, resorting to substituted service was irregular and ineffectual.
The counsel then moved an exparte motion in which he prayed Justice Mohammed for an order of substituted service on the two major defendants
THE newly constituted election petition tribunal for Osun State governorship election headed by Justice Muhammad Ibrahim Sirajo began sitting on Monday in Osogbo, just as it granted the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke and his party order of substituted service and forensic inspection of the materials used for the polls.