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Rule 27. Service of process; by whom and how served

(a) Service of all process shall be made in any part of the territory by the marshal of the court and such other persons authorized by law to serve such process, or such other officers or persons designated by the court. The persons so designated shall receive in payment for their services the statutory fees allowed therefor.

(b) The summons and process shall be served in the same manner as required to be served by Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, provided, however, that reference in the said Rule to "United States Marshal or Deputy United States Marshal" shall be read instead "Marshall or Deputy Marshal of the Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands", and that all references to "United States or any officer or agency of the United States" shall be read instead "Virgin Islands or any officer or agency of the Virgin Islands".--Amended May 28, 1957; Oct. 14, 1994, eff. Nov. 16, 1994.

Explanatory Notes

Amendment of Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. An order of the District Court of the Virgin Islands dated May 16, 1983, provided as follows:

"By virtue of the power vested in the District Court of the Virgin Islands by Section 23 of the Revised Organic Act of 1954, 48 U.S.C. ' 1613, the "Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments Act of 1982' (Public Law 97-462; January 12, 1983) amending Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Procedure be, and the same is hereby made applicable to the Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands, effective June 1, 1983, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that reference in the aforesaid Act to "United States Marshal or Deputy United States Marshal' shall be read instead "Marshal or Deputy Marshal of the Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands', and that all reference to "United States or an officer or agency of the United States' shall be read instead "Virgin Islands or an officer or agency of the Virgin Islands.'

"FURTHER ORDERED that section (2)(B)(i) of the aforesaid Act be amended to insert the words "or the laws of the Virgin Islands,' after the comma following ' 1915."

Case Notes

Cited

Cited in V.I. Cement & Bldg. Prods., Inc. v. Capital Int'l Corp., Terr. Ct. St. C. 2000, 42 V.I. 64.

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