Process servers for Southern Poverty Law Center can’t find founder of neo-Nazi website

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Process servers hired by the Southern Poverty Law Center are looking for Andrew Anglin, the founder of the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer.

They have so far been unsuccessful, but it wasn’t for lack of trying, the New York Times reports. Process servers have spoken with his brother, visited his father’s counseling office, driven to his sister’s church and staked out an apartment affiliated with him. Papers sent through certified and regular mail have been returned as undeliverable.

The next step will be to publish a notice in a local newspaper, according to David Dinielli, an SPLC lawyer.. “The circumstances in which these steps are normally taken is someone owed $7,000 on their credit card bill,” Dinielli told the Times. “This is not what happens in nationally prominent civil rights litigation.”

The SPLC lawsuit claims Anglin unleashed a “troll storm” against a Jewish real estate agent by publishing articles about her, along with her contact information, and by telling readers to take action against her, according to prior New York Times coverage.

The Montana real estate agent, Tanya Gersh, had asked the mother of white supremacist Richard Spencer to disavow her son. She also offered to sell a building owned by the woman.

It’s not the only suit against Anglin, according to the Times. Two women injured in the Charlottesville protest sued Anglin and other organizers, while another suit filed by a SiriusXM radio host says he was falsely accused of being the mastermind behind a terrorist bombing, according to a previous New York Times story.

Anglin’s lawyer, Marc Randazza, told the Times that his client should be easy to find and no one had looked hard enough. Randazza, a First Amendment advocate, says the stories were protected speech.

“There’s this belief among the modern left that free speech is for me but not for thee,” he told the Times.

Anglin told the Times in an email that he only deals with serious reporters and used an anti-Semitic epithet to describe the newspaper.


Local process server says caution, compassion essential for safety on the job


It is a job that puts a person in potentially tense, emotional situations, but it’s a duty needed for justice.

Process servers never plan on a document delivery to become dangerous, but a Port St. Lucie process server found that can be the case.

Daryl Bank pulled a gun on a woman serving him papers in July of 2015.

She told Port St. Lucie Police she felt in fear for her life. She called 911.

Bank said he was the one who felt his family was threatened by her when she crossed over their threshold.

A jury in February said Bank was acting within his rights under Stand Your Ground laws.

It is a reminder for other process servers to be careful, cautious and compassionate when delivering documents.

Leroy Masters has been a process server in District 19 for 9 years.

He has come to accept when he shows up at someone’s home or business, he likely will not get a warm welcome.

“It’s hard, but it goes with the territory,” Masters said.

On any given day, he can serve more than twenty documents, ranging from various lawsuits, divorce papers, foreclosures and subpoenas.

He never knows how a recipient will react. “There are those [situations] that the person being served just doesn’t want to be served.  They’re going to do whatever it is that they can do to avoid [it]” Masters said.

He prepares mentally.

“I practice different scenarios in my mind. If this happens, what should I do, if that happens what should I do,” he says.

He approaches cautiously.

He says he has been in potentially dangerous situations in the past.

“A gentleman came to the door with a gun, his wife was behind him screaming,” Masters described. He was able to deescalate the situation. “The next thing I said to him was sir, I did not come here this morning to be killed. I’m just here to deliver a document.”

Process servers have the right to come onto a property to deliver the documents, unarmed.

They do not have a right to enter your home.

That is why Masters is always careful to keep his distance.

Masters respects Stand Your Ground laws and the right for someone to protect their property.

But since someone may not know his rights, he says he never works after dark.

He says he never sticks around when emotions run high.

“The more compassionate we are with the things that must be done, the better it is for the person,” he says.

ProVest Acquisition of J.J.L. Process Corp

TAMPA, Fla. — ProVest LLC (“ProVest”), the nation’s largest process serving company, announced today the purchase of J.J.L. Process Corp (“JJL”). Building upon 25+ years of success supporting the mortgage default servicing industry, ProVest has been expanding rapidly in the credit collections industry. By acquiring one of the largest companies in this market, ProVest has both strengthened its presence and proven its commitment to growth in this area

Scott Levine, JJL’s Owner and President, will become the President of ProVest Litigation Services dba JJL Process and have responsibility for the combined company’s credit collections operation.  ProVest will keep the current locations of JJL’s offices as well as the management team and operational structure.

“I am really excited about this union and feel that ProVest has certain managerial abilities and additional resources that can only be of benefit to our clients along with their vast expertise in service of process” says JJL Owner and President Scott Levine.

“We are very excited to have this successful team join our organization.  The acquisition will enhance our geographic presence and allow us to benefit from JJL’s extensive experience in the credit collection industry.  Together we will bring industry leading customer service, compliance, processes, and systems to the market that will allow us to reach an expanding client base” says ProVest CEO Jim Ward.

ProVest’s financial and organizational strengths will pair well with the already successful JJL business, bringing the company to the next level.  The combined nationwide operation will have 26 offices across the United States.  Please contact Joel Rosenthal at 561-312-7602 or for more information.  As a Vice President of Business Development, Joel will lead the collection industry sales and business development team.

About ProVest

Headquartered in Tampa, FL, ProVest is one of the nation’s largest legal support services firms, with offices in 12 locations, providing nationwide service of process and related services to many of the country’s most notable law firms and financial institutions. Our passion is to meet client, legal and regulatory requirements while focusing on the highest level of quality, speed and accuracy. ProVest adheres to the highest compliance standards and is proud to maintain SOC 2 Type II certification. ProVest’s services include service of process, skip trace, loss mitigation, mortgage borrower location, military search, document retrieval, death certificates and heir and probate searches.

About JJL Process

Incorporated in 2004 and based in Greenacres, Fla., JJL Process is a process serving agency specializing in serving collection papers particularly for high-case volume litigators.  JJL firsts in the process serving industry include: GPS/time/date-stamped photo app, 100% internal audit of all server attempts, FDCPA sensitivity training of all servers and staff, full-time compliance counsel, SSAE-16/SOC-1 certification and full compliance with the Process Serving Standards Summit standards.  JJL services include service of process, skip trace, court document management/retrieval, e-filing and sheriff management.