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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
Hanna v. Plumer
Citation:380 U.S. 460 (1965)
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Hanna was involved in an auto accident with Osgood. She brought a personal injury action in federal court against Plumer, executor of the Osgood’s estate. Jurisdiction was based on diversity of citizenship. Plumer moved for summary judgment, alleging that service was not effective in accordance with state (Massachusetts) law. The district court granted summary judgment in Plumer’s favor. On appeal, Hanna argued that service of process in a diversity action was governed by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4. The court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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