Texas judges set method for service of process on banks


By Katie Buehler (February 25, 2022, 7:35 PM EST) – The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a lower court divided by ruling banks must be served in lawsuits through their registered agents, allowing US Bank NA to quash a default judgment against it.

In a 15-page opinion, the state High Court determined that Section 17.028 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code, which requires plaintiffs to serve a bank through its registered agent, is the proper form of meaning.

The court ruling overturns a Dallas County District Court’s unanswered default judgment against US Bank after a customer served the company through the Texas Secretary of State under…

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