1 Affidavit Required Unless service is waived proof of service must be made to

1 affidavit required unless service is waived proof

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(1) Affidavit Required. Unless service is waived, proof of service must be made to the court. Except for service by a United States marshal or deputy marshal, proof must be by the server’s affidavit.
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Nat’l Dev. Co. v. Triad Holding Corp. Under Fed. R. Civ. Pro 4(e)(2)(B), service is proper at the party’s usual place of abode or residence. A person can have two or more "dwelling houses or usual places of abode," provided each contains sufficient indicia of permanence.
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Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(h)(1) Rule 4. Summons (h) SERVING A CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, OR ASSOCIATION. Unless federal law provides otherwise or the defendant's waiver has been filed, a domestic or foreign corporation, or a partnership or other unincorporated association that is subject to suit under a common name, must be served: (1) in a judicial district of the United States: (A) in the manner prescribed by Rule 4(e)(1) for serving an individual; or (B) by delivering a copy of the summons and of the complaint to an officer, a managing or general agent, or any other agent authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process and—if the agent is one authorized by statute and the statute so requires—by also mailing a copy of each to the defendant * * *
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Immunity, Evasion, and “Sewer Service” Immunity From Service Witnesses Litigants or lawyers who come into the state to participate in one suit may be immune from process concerning other suits Those induced to enter the state through fraud or deceit Some states prohibit service on Sunday Evasion of Service Attempts to evade service are done to delay or avoid suit completely. “sewer service” Dishonest process servers who certify that process was served when it was not.
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Opportunity to Be Heard Connecticut v. Doehr (Matthews v. Eldridge Factors) Private interests affected (Defendant’s interest) Risk of error under the procedures challenged AND the probable value of increased procedures Government interest in seizing
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