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The post below was published on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 9:38 AM.

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Third District: Service Time

How much discretion does a trial court have when deciding whether to extend the time for service of process on an expired claim? Not too much, if good cause or excusable neglect is shown, as the Third District explained in this decision. The district court reversed a trial court’s order dismissing an action with prejudice after refusing to extend the service time.