May 5, 2016

Think twice before attempting service of process via FedEx and UPS – May 5, 2016

Although the following article refers to a US case, the concept is very much the same here in Canada.

Following the Rules of Service is usually a fairly straight forward, even mundane, activity in the vast majority of cases.

But don’t let that lull you into not fully understanding, and then fully complying with, the rules.

One can easily miss a couple of key words (as evidenced by the attached article) which would have a significant impact on the validity of service.

This is as true for serving locally as it is for serving in a foreign country.

Knowing and understanding the rules of service in both the “home” jurisdiction and the “foreign” jurisdiction are paramount if you want the maintain the validity of the service.