Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Alias Summons Lady Lake 4 hour surveillance, Got him!

We got a call from an attorney in Kissimmee who had been trying for several months to serve a summons locally.  Plaintiff had paid first for a local Sheriffs office to serve.  They returned it "non-service".  Plaintiff then paid a private process server who was also unable to serve the papers due to the respondents awareness of pending complaint.  Respondent had property that was inaccessible due to fences and gates in an upscale neighborhood.

Attorney for plaintiff contacted us to attempt to serve respondent at his business near us, but 1.5 hours away from respondent's residence.  We knew that this was going to be a tricky serve and would probably only have one chance.  We first drove to the business location to get an understanding of the lay of the land and formulate a plan.  We came back the next day and found a location off property that gave us a good view of the business entrance.  We parked and waited for 4 hours before the respondent arrived with his partner.  We immediately drove to the business location and served the papers as the respondent was getting out of the car.  Respondent was in denial but took the papers with much chagrin.