The Georgia Association of Professional Process Servers (GAPPS) received some disappointing news when their Motion for Summary Judgment was denied last Friday.
Despite Georgia private process servers gaining the ability to serve process in addition to sheriffs as long as the sheriff of the county allowed it back in 2010, only one sheriff of the 159 in the state has done so. Despite 123 individuals getting certified since the introduction of the program, the sheriffs have effectively created a blockade for the servers.
Without the Sheriffs’ express permission, private process servers remain unable to serve.
The association and their attorneys will be appealing the decision.
To read GAPPS Motion and Brief which was filed on July 11, 2014 click here.