Since the officer actually got the complaint, the court holds the defect in service to be technical and declines to vacate a default judgment, since the officer did not appear to have a meritorious defense and his non-response was based on his own culpable conduct. See: James v. City of Jersey City, 187 F.R.D. 512 (D.N.J. 1999).
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|Cite||187 F.R.D. 512 (D.N.J. 1999)|