Process servers

Law
4:52 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

Who's that knocking on your door?

A new state law exempts process servers from trespassing laws.
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

In Michigan, you can no longer invoke trespassing laws to avoid being served court papers at your door.

At the end of 2013, a new law took effect to exempt process servers from trespassing laws.

Michigan Sen. Rick Jones sponsored the legislation.    He says the goal is to increase safety for process servers who sometimes are confronted with threats of violence.

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Law
3:27 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

New Michigan law exempts process servers from trespassing laws

Credit Morguefile

In Michigan, people can no longer use trespassing laws to avoid being served court papers at their doors.

At the end of 2013, a new law took effect to exempt process servers from trespassing laws.

State Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) introduced the legislation. He said the law aims to increase safety for process servers.

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