I see from an intrusion into my Twitter timeline that the Cabin Boy™ seems excited that the U.S. Marshals Service has finally served Patrick Grady with a summons in LOLsuit VIII.
However, there’s one small problem; Patrick hasn’t been served. This is from the U.S. Marshals Process Receipt and Return—Of course, the case going forward didn’t depend on Patrick being served. That will be determined by the court’s decision on our motion to dismiss. Patrick joined with Sarah Palmer, Eric Johnson, and me in filing a motion to dismiss back in August.
BTW, there were costs associated with not servicing Patrick. This is also from the U.S. Marshals Process Receipt and Return—There were also fees for the service of summonses on two of the other defendants: Sarah Palmer, $83.70 and Eric Johnson, $21.50. There was no cost to serve me because my counsel filed his appearance quickly. Because the Cabin Boy™ is proceeding in forma pauperis, he hasn’t had to pay those fees. Yet.
This is from the U.S. Marshals Service FAQ on service of process—When the Cabin Boy™ loses, the court may require that he pay those service fees. Schmalfeldt might want to set aside $405.30 just in case.