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Thursday, March 25, 2010

NYC cracks down on process servers with new law passed today 3-25-10

Process Servers in New York City have been given notice that a new law is coming that will regulate them at a level that is was unthinkable a year ago. If the Mayor of New York signs the law process servers will be forced to do the following:

• Process servers must pass an exam showing they understand the law

• They also must electronically log their attempts to serve papers, using wireless or GPS, and keep those records in a database for seven years

• The legislation requires independent process servers to file a $10,000 surety bond

• The legislation requires companies to file a $100,000 surety bond

No longer is the process servers affidavit of service good enough in New York. All of this is thanks American Legal Process who allegedly dumped (sewer service) as many as 100,000 summons and complaints.

Business Week story here.