In order for the defendant to have received adequate notice, it is not necessary that he actually learned of the suit. Instead, courts only require that the procedures used to alert him to the impending suit must have been reasonably likely to inform him, even if they failed to do so. Nevada law requires in-hand personal service since in-hand service is still the best and surest way of satisfying the notice requirement. In-hand service can be achieved by leaving copies of the summons and complaint at the defendant’s dwelling with a person of suitable age and discretion. Nevada also allows for service by publication, but only in limited circumstances. Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to the type of service that you were afforded to determine whether or not it met the general standards required for notice. If it did not then you may be entitled to a dismissal of the action based on insufficiency of process. Global Business Lawyers Nevada Business Lawyers Lovaas & Lehtinen, P.C.