The case of the day is Hudson Insurance Co. v. Klamath Superior Motor Co. (D. Or. 2019). Hudson brought an interpleader action to resolve competing claims to a $40,000 motor vehicle dealer bond that it held. One of the claimants was Zachary Taylor, on active duty abroad with the Air Force. After the action was filed, Hudson emailed Hudson’s lawyer and stated that he was owed $6,000 and that he was interested in pursuing the matter, but that he was overseas and that regular communication would be difficult. He eventually stopped responding to emails. He was never served with process. The court ordered Taylor to file his claim within 90 days or else face dismissal of the claim. The magistrate judge recommended that the…

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