Electronic Service of Process

Appellate Decisions

Rio Properties, Inc. v. Rio Intern. Interlink 284 F.3d 1007, 52 Fed.R.Serv.3d 239, 62 U.S.P.Q.2d 1161 (2002)
US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit appellate opinion authorizing service on a Costa Rica entity via e-mail. Default judgment was deem proper after court ordered service by email on a defendant that repeatedly evaded service of process and failed to respond to discovery.

Law Review Articles

You’ve Got Mail: The Modern Trend Towards Universal Electronic Service of Process by: Jeremy A. Colby Buffalo Law Review (2003) Vol. 51, pages 337-382
The article supports e-service and proposes an interpretation of FRCivP § 4 (service of summonses and complaints) and FRCivP § 45 (service of subpoenas) in federal actions.

Catch Me If You Can: Serving United States Process on an Elusive Defendant Abroad, 17 HarvJLTech 211

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