Rule 120. Providing Documents to Other Parties (“Serving Documents”) After the Summons and Comp...
Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedJustice Court Rules of Civil Procedure
17B A.R.S. Justice Court Civ.Proc.Rules, Rule 120
Rule 120. Providing Documents to Other Parties (“Serving Documents”) After the Summons and Complaint
a. Application of this rule. There are two types of service under these rules. Service of a summons and complaint, or service of a summons and a third-party complaint, must be completed as required by Rule 113. The other type of service concerns documents filed with the court after service of the summons and complaint or a third-party complaint; this type of service requires that documents be provided to the other parties as stated in this Rule 120. [ARCP 5(a)]
Copies of documents to parties in default, as defined in Rule 140, must be provided as required by Rule 140. [ARCP 5(a), 5(c)(2)]
d. Noting the method of service. On the last page of a document that is filed with the court, the party who is serving a document under sections (b) and (c) must state the date and method used to serve the other parties. For first class mailing, the date stated must be the date that it was deposited in the mail with first class postage. A statement of service may be in the following form:
“A copy has been or will be mailed/e-mailed/hand-delivered [select one]
“on [insert date] to:
“Name of opposing party or attorney
“Address of opposing party or attorney” [ARCP 5(c)(3)]
g. Notices. Rules 123(c), 124(b), 125(b), 126(b), 126(c), 128(c), and 129(c), specify certain notices with mandatory language, including language that describes limits on the length of depositions, the number of discovery requests allowed, and other requirements. The limits and the other requirements contained in these notices are mandatory and binding absent a court order modifying them.
Adopted Aug. 30, 2012, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Amended on an emergency basis Feb. 13, 2013, effective Feb. 13, 2013, amendment adopted on a permanent basis Aug. 28, 2013.
17B A. R. S. Justice Court Civ. Proc. Rules, Rule 120, AZ ST J CT RCP Rule 120
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 7/1/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 7/1/22.
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