Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon

Complaint and summons may be served by mail on a defendant in a foreign country so long as authorized by the forum jurisdiction’s laws and not objected to by the foreign country.  Under the Hague Convention on Service Abroad, the plaintiff may serve the complaint and summons on a foreign defendant by mail so long…

Pulte Homes Corp. v. Williams Mechanical, Inc.

Trial court erred in allowing suspended (and eventually dissolved) corporation relief from default judgment, since its agent for service of process was served, thus giving it actual knowledge of the suit.  Declining to decide whether a corporation that was first suspended (either for non-payment of taxes or failure to file its annual statement with the…

Yolo County Department of Child Support Services v. Myers

Service of summons and complaint on defendant was considered adequate when his father accepted substituted service at home, defendant could not establish that he had a permanent residence elsewhere, and his father gave him actual notice of the suit within three days of the substituted service.  The trial court did not abuse its discretion in…