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Thanks for the distinction on the State of Florida vs its agency. I guess that means I don't need to serve a copy of the action with the local State's Attorney's office, or do I?
The Director of the Title Department has changed between the time the damages occurred and dating of filing an action, so I presume I would list BOTH, the previous and the current, because the old Director was indirectly involved in the decisions that caused the damages, and NOW the new Director inherits the agency's prior sins, too, is that correct?
There is of course the Executive Director of the "Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles", which oversees the Title Division, so I presume she would be summarily named as well. Yes?
PS Since the FL DMV has in-house legal department, is Service Of Process to them of the three named individuals proper (simultaneous serving of three Summons for the parties, and a fourth Summons for the DMV itself), or so I have to serve (and show on the Summons) their individual office addresses and have the Service of Process delivered to each independently?
Sorry for the nit-picking, but it is the Service of Process details I want to be clear about. Do I need a Process server for the State's attorney, or just send him a copy? Do I need to Send individual copies to the offices of each of the three State employees now named, or can I have all three Summons sent to their legal department. The legal department has refused Waiver of Process of Service by mail, just to be difficult. So I want to be sure I cross all the T's and dot all the I's. If I have to have private process service on each at their offices, I will do so. Same with State's attorney. (Thanks)
I'm either stupid or lost, or both. With regard to the State's attorney, they need a process server too? And if so, does that constitute the State Agency, DHSMV being served?
Or, do I need to serve a separate Summons on the DHSMV, as well as the three division officers, AND the State's attorney.
My confusion is the overlapping between the State's attorney and the DMV as an entity. I know I need the three officers served, but do I need a fourth Summons for the DHSMV (DMV) served in Tallahasse, AND a FIFTH Summons served upon the State's attorney? Clarifying this should put me (and you) out of our misery. Thanks. MM
Paul, thank you for the clarity, especially about the ED representing service upon the Agency; that makes sense; but so many times there seems futile and unnecessary redundancy in such details.
Since the State's attorney is not a defendant, I would have thought service upon them through Certificate of Service by directly would suffice. Might I inquire as to how a Summons that is not for a defendant would be entitled as meant for the State's attorney (hypothetically, of course).
FINALLY. My thick head has learned something. High marks. Much appreciated. If you are in the S-FL area, would like to consider your rep' on some issues, if interested. Can't Pro Se everything, andI have a 7 figure Action outside of this DMV issue. Let me know; if not, thanks again.
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