Wells Fargo has long been viewed as a reliable, legitimate, and upscale banking institution, but its reputation has come crumbling down in the past weeks as lawsuits and allegations have been splashed across newspaper headlines.
The problems began when Wells Fargo was ordered by federal regulators to pay $190 million at the beginning of September. The fine came as a response to the discovery that Wells Fargo employees had secretly created millions of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts without customer approval. This secret account and card opening had been occurring since 2011, tricking customers into paying fines on accounts they didn’t even know they had in their name. According to the director of the Consumer FInancial Protection Bureau, “Wells Fargo employees secretly opened unauthorized accounts to hit sales targets and receive bonuses.” Continue reading
It often seems that bad relationship luck follows reality stars and celebrities around like an inescapable black cloud. The divorce between Real Housewives of New York’s Jules Wainstein and her soon-to-be-ex Michael Wainstein is no exception. This July, Michael served Jules with divorce papers after the two officially decided to end their marriage.
Trouble in Paradise
Long before Jules was served her divorce papers, trouble was brewing between the couple. Though it can be hard to determine the exact circumstances of any marital dispute, sources have reported that Jules and Michael were already estranged when Jules called the police because she felt threatened by the manner in which Michael was speaking to her. Though no arrests were made, it seems that the situation was definitely symbolic of the status of their relationship. Continue reading
If you have an eye on the news for stories about process servers getting into difficult situations, you’ll know that dangerous events occur on a daily basis for the process servers tasked with serving papers to those in legal hot water. For as many people who realize that the process server is nothing more than a messenger, just as many unleash the full depths of their anger and violence on the process server unlucky enough to walk up to the door with papers. Foul insults, physical violence, and dangerous threats are often a part of the job description, so it makes sense that process server Billy Earle has worn a bulletproof vest while on the job for more than two decades.
Earle has experienced assault, had firearms pointed at him, and was even once chased by a man wielding a shovel. Earle has been protected by his bulletproof vest and enabled to handle jobs with inherent danger. Now, however, he is no longer allowed to wear that bulletproof vest into Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in Newfoundland, Canada. Earle arrived to serve papers to a prisoner and was told that he wouldn’t be allowed through. Instead, a prison staff member had to deliver the papers. Given the strict nature of delivery of proof, it was a huge risk for Earle to allow another unqualified person to handle his job. The staff member signed an affidavit swearing that the papers were successfully served, but relying on this type of middle man makes Earle very uncomfortable, and for very good reason. Continue reading
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The role of a process server is actually set out in the Constitution, where it is stated that service of due process is a privilege to all citizens. This means that all Americans have the right to be properly informed that they are being summoned for some type of legal court action. A process server, then, is the messenger to notify any individual of his involvement in a legal issue. Before cities and town became as large and sprawling as they now are, the local county sheriff was in charge of serving all papers. However, that is now a daunting task in today’s society. The role of process server arose as a way to alleviate the burden on the sheriff’s offices and help serve papers in a faster and more efficient manner. Continue reading
Legal issues between two people are complicated enough, but things can get very messy when a business becomes embroiled in the court process. Businesses can indeed be served court papers, but service of process takes a bit more planning and care than when serving an individual.
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As any process server can tell you, being tasked with enforcing legal service of process is a tough job. Not only are you responsible for delivering news that is likely going to be unwelcomed by the recipient, but you must track down people across the state—or country—when they really don’t want to be found.
We all know that process servers are merely the humble messengers delivering court documents, but that doesn’t stop emotions from surging when defendants hear the words “you’ve been served.” Continue reading
Until you’re involved in some form of court proceeding, you may not even know what it means to receive service of process. If you do find yourself being served papers, don’t fret. Here’s what you need to know to appropriately respond to the situation.
Getting served, while possibly upsetting and stressful, simply means that you are being informed, with a big stack of paperwork, that you are now involved in a court proceeding. Legal grounds could revolve around divorce, foreclosure, financials, or anything in between. After the process server confirms your identity and hands you your papers, it’s important to know how to handle this newfound item on your to-do list. Continue reading
Legal battles and lawsuits have become a fact of life, and as a result many people each day send and receive official court documents that provide notice of an impending court dispute. This service of process, the act of providing the defendant in a legal case with the proper paperwork notifying him that action is being taken against him, is a professional job that has the potential to go rather awry.
Paperwork and court cases are inseparable concepts. Motions, verdicts, claims, appeals, briefings, transcripts…the list goes on and on. Logical, organized filing systems exist to avoid chaos in the midst of so much paperwork, but it can still be challenging for someone not involved with the courts, or someone with a very limited amount of valuable time, to locate a specific document—let alone if multiple documents are needed across various courts! That’s why regular citizens and attorneys both rely on professional services to receive their documents in a timely manner, eliminating the stressful process of searching for the documents personally. Continue reading