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Case of the Day: Narbut v. Manulife

Posted on July 3, 2020

The case of the day is Narbut v. Manulife Financial Corp. (D. Mass. 2020). Paula Narbut alleged that she slipped and fell on a wet floor in the lobby of a building owned by Manulife, a Canadian company. She sued for negligence. Narbut made a request to the Canadian central authority to serve process on Manulife, and the central authority served a “senior legal assistant” at the company’s Toronto office. Manulife moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process, arguing that the legal assistant was not a proper person to receive service under Ontario’s rules of civil procedure.

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