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Civil Procedure Keyed to Spencer
Grable & Sons Metal Prods., Inc. v. Darue Eng’g & Mfg.
Citation:545 U.S. 308 (2005)
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Grable & Sons (Plaintiff) was a corporation that became delinquent on their federal taxes. In response, the IRS notified Plaintiff of their delinquency by certified mail. To satisfy the unpaid taxes, the IRS seized a piece of real property owned by Plaintiff and sold it to Darue Engineering (defendant) at auction. Plaintiff filed a quiet title action in state court, alleging that the federal tax statute required personal service of process.
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