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Case of the Day: Department of Human Services v. M.C.-C.

The case of the day is Department of Human Services v. M.C.-C. (Or. Ct. App. 2015). The Oregon Department of Human Services brought a dependency proceeding against a father who lived in Mexico but whose four children lived in Oregon. The DHS served process via a private courier that required a signature at delivery. This service failed to comply with the Hague Service Convention. However, the father appeared in the case and actively litigated it for two years before raising the defense of insufficient service of process.
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