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originally posted by: paraphi
What you describe is not corruption. It is process.
Actual notice is a law term, used most frequently in civil procedure. It is notice (usually to a defendant in a civil proceeding) delivered in such a way as to give legally sufficient assurance that actual knowledge of the matter has been conveyed to the recipient. Personal service, that is, physically handing something to an individual, is usually considered the least-disputable method of giving actual notice.
Actual notice may be contrasted with constructive notice, which is a way of giving notice that may not immediately bring the matter to the attention of the individual that is intended to receive the notice. Constructive notice includes, among other methods, service on an agent or family member, service by posting (on the front door), and service by publication (as in a newspaper).
Procedural due process is essentially based on the concept of "fundamental fairness". ... To put it more simply, where an individual is facing a deprivation of life, liberty, or property, procedural due process mandates that he or she is entitled to adequate notice, a hearing, and a neutral judge.
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: muzzleflash
Hate to tell you this, but this is pretty much par for the course with the Feds. If your not careful, you'll find yourself in contempt of court and in jail, possibly for months. There's no winning in Federal court unless you can hire some attorney that's "in" with the court, and they're very expensive and they're pretty rare, usually only one or two per court. At this point, you're just chum for the sharks.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Capricious sums up power-mad judges pretty well.
Lifetime license to play God.
You're spot on, there needs to be a system in place to remove those who abuse that authority.
originally posted by: Altria
a reply to: muzzleflash
muzzleflash if I were you I would contac the ACLU ,these are the types of cases they like to take up.This is an appalling abuse of power and I would say it's a way to step on and refuse your rights granted by the Bill Of Rights.Wish you luck on this and it happens far too often.
Service by mail shall not be the basis for the entry of a judgment by default unless the record contains a return receipt showing personal acceptance by the defendant or by persons designated by Rule 4.04 or statute. If service by mail is unsuccessful, it may be tried again or other methods authorized by these rules or by statute may be used.
I have become so cynical and jaded...