Delayed Service Leads to Dismissal on Limitations Grounds

In this car accident case, the defendant moved for summary judgment on statute of limitations grounds.  While the plaintiff claimed that a typo in the original petition precluded the process server from locating the defendant before the limitations period expired, the Court of Appeals found that the plaintiff had no explanation for the delay in serving the defendant because the defendant’s correct address, telephone number, driver’s license number, and license plane number were available in the police report describing the accident that is the basis for the lawsuit.

Quezada v. Fulton

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