Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Hanna v. Plumer
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Plaintiff, an Ohio resident filed suit in Massachusetts Federal District Court claiming damages for personal injuries resulting from an automobile accident in South Carolina, allegedly caused by the negligence of Defendant, a Massachusetts resident deceased at the time of filing. Defendant’s executor, also a Massachusetts citizen, was named as the defendant. Service was made by leaving copies of the summons and the complaint with Defendant’s wife at his residence, in compliance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(d) (1) then in effect. Defendant filed an answer stating the action could not be maintained because service was done in accords with the Massachusetts General Laws governing service of process. The District Court granted Defendant’s motion, and the Court of Appeals affirmed.
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