Practice point: CPLR 306-b requires that service of the summons and complaint or summons with notice be made within one hundred twenty days after the commencement of the action. CPLR 308(2) permits personal service on a natural person by delivering the summons within the state to a person of suitable age and discretion at the actual place of business of the person to be served and, within 20 days thereafter, mailing a copy of the summons to the actual place of business in an envelope marked "personal and confidential." Both the delivery and the mailing must be performed within 120 days of the filing of process, pursuant to CPLR 306-b.
Case: Purzak v. Long Is. Hous. Servs., Inc., NY Slip Op 03027 (2d Dep't April 19, 2017)
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