I filed a petition in small claims court against a corporation and served the corporation's principal place of business and corporate office. I forgot to serve the registered agent. Is this fatal? Should I amend?
Also it has been thirty days and the Clerk of the small claims court did not receive the citation from the process server. Is this the fault of the process server for not providing a copy of the citation to the Clerk?
It depends. A corporation can only act through its agents but can be served by serving its president, any vice president or its registered agent. So it is not necessary that you serve the registered agent if you directed process to the president or any vice president. If you failed to do that, then the service may be ineffective. But if the corporation answers anyway it would have waived the objection.
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