acceptance of service


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acceptance of service

n. agreement by a defendant (or his/her attorney) in a legal action to accept a complaint or other petition (like divorce papers) without having the sheriff or process server show up at the door. The agreement of "acceptance of service" must be in writing or there is no proof that it happened. In most jurisdictions there is a form entitled "receipt and acknowledgment of acceptance of service" or similar language which must be signed, dated and sent back to the attorney who sent the complaint or petition. Attorneys must be careful that they have legal authority from a client to act on his/her behalf, because a client may deny later that he/she gave authority to accept service. (See: service)

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Employer allows the use of equivalent goods provided that they satisfy the equivalence of the parameters specified in the documentation and requirements of performance and acceptance of services.
Payment information services made by the Customer on a monthly basis on the fact of services to twenty (20) day of the month following the month when the provision of services by wire transfer by transferring money to the customer at the bank of the Contractor account on the basis of bilateral act of acceptance of services performed in the past month, bills and invoice.
Payment is made by transferring funds to the bank account no earlier than 45 days and no later than 60 calendar days from the date of signing the acceptance of services, on the basis of invoices and invoices issued by the Contractor signed by the parties on the basis of the Acts of acceptance of works "