Ineffective service of process on sheriff
Plaintiff attempted to commence a lawsuit against a county sheriff’s department and a sheriff’s deputy. The process server left copies of the summons and complaint with an employee of the sheriff’s office. The county and the deputy moved to dismiss the lawsuite for insufficient service of process. The trial court granted the motion, reasoning that the summons and complaint were not properly served because the county and the deputy had not authorized the sheriff’s office employee to accept service of process on their behalf. The Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed.
Eppolite v. Swenson, A19-1073, Chisago County
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.