Bank of America Boldly Informs Florida Law Offices “BofA Will No Longer Follow Florida Laws”
BoA Boldly Informs Florida Law Offices “BoA Will Not Follow Florida Laws”
This just in from my friend H:
Get a load of this. BoA is telling law offices in the State of Florida, that our laws for service of process no longer apply to it. Under Florida law, if a foreign corporation does business in Florida, it must designate a Resident Agent, so that there is someone in this state who will accept service of lawsuits on its behalf. BoA is trying to say: “Forget your stupid laws. They don’t apply to us. Want to sue us? Send your lawsuit to our office in New York.” (and send your money there too. Leave the home in Florida. We’ll be back for it soon.)
Read the law on Service of Process for Corporations, then prepare to be OUTRAGED at yet another example of the banksters making their own rules:
48.081 Service on corporation.—
(1) Process against any private corporation, domestic or foreign, may be served:
(a) On the president or vice president, or other head of the corporation;
(b) In the absence of any person described in paragraph (a), on the cashier, treasurer, secretary, or general manager;
(c) In the absence of any person described in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b), on any director; or
(d) In the absence of any person described in paragraph (a), paragraph (b), or paragraph (c), on any officer or business agent residing in the state.
(2) If a foreign corporation has none of the foregoing officers or agents in this state, service may be made on any agent transacting business for it in this state.
(3)(a) As an alternative to all of the foregoing, process may be served on the agent designated by the corporation under s. 48.091. However, if service cannot be made on a registered agent because of failure to comply with s. 48.091, service of process shall be permitted on any employee at the corporation’s principal place of business or on any employee of the registered agent. A person attempting to serve process pursuant to this paragraph may serve the process on any employee of the registered agent during the first attempt at service even if the registered agent is temporarily absent from his or her office.
(b) If the address provided for the registered agent, officer, director, or principal place of business is a residence or private mailbox, service on the corporation may be made by serving the registered agent, officer, or director in accordance with s. 48.031.
(4) This section does not apply to service of process on insurance companies.
(5) When a corporation engages in substantial and not isolated activities within this state, or has a business office within the state and is actually engaged in the transaction of business therefrom, service upon any officer or business agent while on corporate business within this state may personally be made, pursuant to this section, and it is not necessary in such case that the action, suit, or proceeding against the corporation shall have arisen out of any transaction or operation connected with or incidental to the business being transacted within the state.
BofA’s notice below…
They want to be served by certified mail…