New York and Texas Federal Courts Accept Proof of Service by RPost Registered Email Receipt
Los Angeles, CA — July 11th, 2012 – New York litigators report breaking new ground in getting a few federal district court judges in New York to permit service of process on defendants entirely by email, if proof of email receipt can be provided to the courts. Joseph C. Gioconda, Attorney, Counselor at Law and Founder of Gioconda Law Group PLLC, a Brand Protection Litigation, Investigations and Strategy law firm, reports that they have recently received a Court Order where they prevailed in a $100 million judgment against operators of 34 websites selling counterfeit goods, with default judgment entered after receiving permission from the judge to serve court papers by email to John Does as long as there was proof of receipt provided to the Court.
Gioconda has instructed their process server, Serving by Irving, to send the Court’s Orders to the Defendants attached to RPost Registered Email® messages, so that they could provide irrefutable proof of legal delivery, content attached, and time received in a format that would be court admissible. A Texas Federal court judge provided similar permission in a separate Eastern District of Texas case. Serving by Irving now uses RPost Registered Email service Registered ReceiptTM emails for proof of service for all service by email requests.
In both cases, the defendants were operating websites that infringed intellectual property, and email addresses associated with the domains were used, among others, as the recipient destination of record.
RPost Registered Email service is the global standard for email proof, message encryption, and electronic signature services which enable both the email sender and recipient to prove, sign, encrypt, archive and collaborate across desktop, mobile, and online email platforms. The service, available in eight languages, is designed for industries such as insurance, financial services, legal, real estate, telecommunications and manufacturing where the speed of contract execution, encryption, and court-admissible email records are a business requirement. RPost, founded in 2000 and now operating from six global business centers, is in use within the U.S. and international Governments, global F500 companies and endorsed by influential American Bar associations. Winner of the 2011 World Mail Award for Security, RPost holds 38 patents worldwide. To learn more about RPost visit www.rpost.com.