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Question: I was in a auto accident(rear ended)insured resides in Az. His Insurance company is located in Ca. I want to take his insurance co. to a Small Claims Court in Az. How do I serve summons to the Insurance Co. since Insurance is located in CA. but it does business in Az.(out of venue)

Answer: Serving the insurance company depends on whether the company has established the minimum contacts necessary for Arizona to have jurisdiction over their actions. Liability is also contingent on Arizona's long arm statutes, and the amount of activity or business the company conducts in a particular jurisdiction. For further information, see the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure (4.2) at: http://www.serve-now.com/resources/process-serving-laws/arizona

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  • I was in a auto accident(rear ended)insured resides in Az. His Insurance company is located in Ca. I want to take his insurance co. to a Small Claims Court in Az. How do I serve summons to the Insurance Co. since Insurance is located in CA. but it does business in Az.(out of venue)

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