The person who certified mailing did in fact mail whatever was mentioned in the certificate. In order words, it means exactly what the document stated.
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That a document, usually a pleading or motion, was mailed to a specific party. If you are the defendant, you may expect something in the mail.
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I agree with my colleagues that the notation is straight forward, it simply means the person who sent something by certified mail did in fact mail it out and filed proof of the mailing (not necessarily receipt) with the Court.
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