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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46100 Judge Cooper DEFENDANT SOUGHT vacatur of a judgment entered after default. At a traverse hearing, he argued that service made pursuant to Civil Practice Law and Rules �308(4) deprived the court of personal jurisdiction because the summons and complaint were not affixed to his actual place of business, dwelling or usual abode and because the documents were not mailed to his last known residence. He contended that the complaint, prepared a week prior to the attempted substitute service, and a billing statement that was the subject of the complaint, listed his proper address. The court dismissed the complaint, finding that service was not made at defendant’s known actual residence. Noting the process server’s failure to document service attempted at defendant’s actual address and the server’s failure to explain the attempted service at the incorrect address, the court ruled that attempted service at an address inconsistent with the address in plaintiff’s complaint did not satisfy “due diligence” under CPLR �308(4).

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