service of process


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service of process

[sur′vis]
Etymology: L, servus, a slave, processus, going forth
(in law) the delivery of a writ, summons, or complaint to a defendant. Once delivered or left with the party for whom it is intended, it is said to have been served. The original of the document is shown; a copy is served. Service of process gives reasonable notice to allow the person to appear, testify, and be heard in court.
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In addition to service of process, the new tools also deliver court filing over SDX to all counties in the state of California through attorney service firms affiliated with the California Association of Professional Process Servers (CAPPS).
Headquartered in Fremont, California, Therma-Wave is a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture, marketing, and service of process control metrology systems used in the manufacture of semiconductors.
With service of process, you have to keep trying until either you get it right or the court kicks out your case.

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