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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Service by Facsimile under the Tenn. R. Civ. P.

Did you know that you can effectuate service of some documents via facsimile under the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure? I didn't till today; Rule 5 allows this form of service. See Tenn. R. Civ. P. 5.02 ("Items that may be filed by facsimile transmission pursuant to Rule 5A may be served via facsimile transmission."). Tenn. R. Civ. P. 5A.02(4) lists the documents that can't be filed (or served) via facsimile (e.g., complaints, summonses, wills, affidavits, etc.). Therefore, any document that can be filed with the clerk via facsimile can also be served via facsimile. See Tenn. R. Civ. P. 5.02 & 5A.02(4).

Useful information, huh?

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