Process Servers in the News

Process Server accused of Verbal Abuse

Attorneys for the widow of Bud Yorkin, producer of such television series as “All in the Family,” “Good Times” and “Maude,” say a verbally abusive process server tried and failed to serve a lawsuit brought by the producer’s oldest daughter that alleges elder abuse by her stepmother.

Nicole Yorkin alleges in a lawsuit filed July 5 in Los Angeles Superior Court that Cynthia Sikes Yorkin convinced her husband before he died to amend the family trust and deprive the plaintiff of a beloved painting. Cynthia Yorkin, 62, played Dr. Annie Cavanero on the “St. Elsewhere” television series.

But in court papers filed last Friday, lawyers for Cynthia Yorkin allege Nicole Yorkin’s court papers falsely state that her stepmother was personally served with her complaint and a summons. The defense lawyers state that a process server went to the defendant’s Los Angeles home…..

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Supreme Court dismisses Process Server from service

THE Supreme Court has dismissed from service a process server in Iloilo City for his violation of the laws in serving court orders.

A court process server is the individual tasked to deliver documents to parties involved in court proceedings. This can include subpoenas, complaints and court orders.

The Court in its session last Tuesday ordered the dismissal of former Iloilo Regional Trial Court branch 35 process server Eric Caldito, after it found him guilt of “grave misconduct, falsification and dishonesty.”

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Officials charged with evidence tampering and a government document involving a process server

.An appointed prosecutor is challenging a judge’s decision to toss tampering charges against two high-ranking Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies.

Visiting Judge Stephen Ables set aside charges against Chief Deputy Tim Smith and Sgt. John Chad Kolander after their attorneys on Aug. 15 argued the indictments were too vague.

Smith and Kolander were charged with tampering with physical evidence and a government document involving a process server who tried to serve a district judge with a lawsuit in open court three years ago.

 Smith and Kolander were accused of lying about how they obtained evidence against the process server and of rewriting a search warrant after another deputy had already taken the evidence home.

The May 11 indictments, however, were not as specific.

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