“I don’t know what the rules say, but … that’s just dumb.” I recently had the rare displeasure of being completely dumbfounded by statements made by opposing counsel in a letter. Two months prior to receiving the letter, we had filed a notice of service of discovery requests that we were propounding to the Plaintiff. We then emailed the notice and the discovery requests to opposing counsel. Two months later, opposing counsel sent us a letter advising us that he had received our notice of discovery but had not received our discovery requests because his office does not accept service of...
A review of the July 1, 2016, amendments to Rule 4 of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure.
Effect of the Statute of Limitations on a Complaint Filed without Bona Fide Intent to Serve the Defendants
ENT Associates of Alabama, P.A., et al. v. Lauryn Diane Hoke – Where a plaintiff has no bona fide intent to serve defendants at the time a complaint is filed or prior to the running of the statute of limitations, the action is not commenced and is time-barred.