In what circumstances will a defendant be served by publication?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Minter v. Reeves, 1979 CanLII 479 (BC CA):

In Bearhead v. Moorhouse, supra, liability was admitted and settlement arranged, but the plaintiffs were to effect service upon one of the defendants by publication on two occasions. The other defendants had been served. There was a delay in contacting the newspapers, and so publication was delayed about a week. The defendant who had not been served had knowledge of the claim because he had been served in Alberta proceedings that were insufficient for the purpose of the settlement in British Columbia.

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