Daily Stormer Lawsuit Update: SPLC Pursuing Service By Publication

The Southern Poverty Law Center recently filed a motion to extend the expiration of the summons for the Tanya Gersh v. Andrew Anglin lawsuit, which is currently pending in the United States District Court for the District of Montana.

What is interesting to note about the SPLC's motion is that instead of using a process server to personally serve Anglin the summons and complaint, the SPLC filed a miscellaneous action at the State of Ohio's Common Pleas Court for Franklin County and is attempting to serve Anglin in a manner that is permitted by the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure:  the court clerk attempts service on the defendant via certified mail, and if that fails, the court clerk will serve the defendant via First Class mail and follow-up with service by publication in a newspaper.

The Ohio case was assigned to Judge David E. Cain and was assigned Case No. 17-MS-000343.  The records for the Ohio case are easily accessible online if one does a cursory search.  The case was filed on May 18, 2017.

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