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Civil Practice – Service of Process – FedEx – Presumption of Proper Service – Receptionist’s Signature (access required)

Dougherty Equipment Co. v. M.C. Precast Concrete, Inc. Plaintiff served process on the defendant-corporation by using Federal Express to overnight the summons and complaint to the address of defendant's registered agent. Even though the receptionist - and not the registered agent himself - signed the FedEx receipt, plaintiff was entitled to a rebuttable presumption that the receptionist was an agent of the addressee, authorized to accept service on the addressee's behalf.

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