hi, I just filed supplementary exhibit list with the court today, but I forgot to take my copies with me. But I DID file a proff of service by mail. can I just go ahead and mail the copies of the supplementary exhibit list without the court stamp???? opposing counsel will screw me if he can, so I need to be sure that these exhibits will be admissable?
Good afternoon,I'm sorry to hear of the situation.It is not necessary to serve court stamped pleadings. You may serve unstamped copies and it is not a problem, so long as the proof of service (POS) is correct. You may not file a POS with the originals to the court clerk and then mail the documents to opposing counsel on a later date. If you do that you will need to file the correct POS with the papers you serve on the other party, and file an Amended POS with the court.You may reply back to me using the Reply to Expert link if you have additional questions; and if you do, I ask that you please keep in mind that I do not know what you may already know or with what you need help, unless you tell me.Kindly take a moment to rate my service to you based on the understanding of the law I provided. Please understand that I have no control over the how the law impacts your particular situation, and I trust you agree that it would be unfair for me to be punished by a (negative rating) ----the first 2 stars/faces----for having been honest with you about the law.I wish you the best in 2012,Doug
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I also have a proof of personal service (of different documents) that I filed today, and same thing, I screwed up and only took one copy. Can I mail a copy of the proof of personal service to opposing counsel that was filed with the courthouse today..... but with no courthouse stamp on it?
Yes, you may. A POS does not need to be court stamped before discovery, or other documents, are served by mail on the opposing party. Doug
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