American Family Mut. Ins. v. Royal Ins. Co.


160 Wis.2d 455, 465 N.W.2d 841 (WI Ct. App., 1991)


Service must be by authenticated copy. Jurisdiction will attach when a party substantially complies with the authentication statute. Where the clerk is afforded the opportunity to properly authenticate the documents, an irregularity will be deemed a technical error. However, where there was failure to present the photocopied documents to the clerk at all, the error is fundamental.

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