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Section 600.1970

REVISED JUDICATURE ACT OF 1961 (EXCERPT)
Act 236 of 1961


600.1970 Service of papers; delivery to attorney; party; mailing.

Sec. 1970.

Service upon the attorney shall be made by delivering a copy to him or by mailing a copy to him at his last known business address or, if he has no business address, then to his last known residence address. Service upon a party shall be made by delivering a copy to him or by mailing a copy to him at his address as stated in his pleadings.

(1) Delivery of a copy to an attorney means:

(a) handing it to the attorney personally; or

(b) leaving it at his office with his clerk or with some person in charge or, if no one is in charge or present, by leaving it in some conspicuous place therein; or

(c) if the office is closed or the attorney has no office, by leaving it at his usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion residing therein.

(2) Delivery of a copy to a party means:

(a) handing it to the party personally; or

(b) leaving it at his usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion residing therein.

(3) Mailing of a copy means enclosing it in a sealed envelope with first class postage fully prepaid addressed to the person to be served and depositing the envelope and its contents in the United States government mail. Service by mailing is complete upon mailing.


History: 1961, Act 236, Eff. Jan. 1, 1963


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