Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 28377
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
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2003/5/8-9 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:28377 Activity:high
5/8     I'm suing someone and it turns out that he gave me a fake address
        and I can't serve the paper. What should I do now?
        \_ why don't you post this to the motd three or four *more* times?
        \_ hire a private detective.
           \_ This is correct, assuming you don't have a cheaper option.
              (Like a phone book.)  I can put you in touch with a good one.
        \_ What's the guy's name?  Maybe we know him.  Or is it a fake name?
           And you still haven't told us what information you do have on him:
           driver's license, license plates, etc.
        \_ If the above does not work, but you have his real name and a
           general idea of where he lives, you can petition the court for
           service by publication. However, that should be a last resort
           because it can get somewhat expensive.
                \_ I have his real name and a general idea of where he lives.
                   What is service by publication and how much is it?
                   \_ Service by publication means that you take out ad
                      space in the local newspaper(s) saying "Hey, I am
                      suing you - Call me for details." If the person fails
                      to answer within a certain time, you can take that
                      person's default. Then you hire a private investigator
                      to find the person and his assets. The cost depends on
                      the judge, particularly on how many publications and
                      for how long - check your local rules, but hopefully,
                      you are in a situation where you can recover costs
                      and fees. Also, lest I forget, service by publication
                      generally does not work for small claims matters, but
                      once again, check your local rules.
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