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California Code of Civil Procedure Section 583.240

583.240. In computing the time within which service must be made pursuant to this article, there shall be excluded the time during which any of the following conditions existed:

(a) The defendant was not amenable to the process of the court.

(b) The prosecution of the action or proceedings in the action was stayed and the stay affected service.

(c) The validity of service was the subject of litigation by the parties.

(d) Service, for any other reason, was impossible, impracticable, or futile due to causes beyond the plaintiff s control. Failure to discover relevant facts or evidence is not a cause beyond the plaintiff s control for the purpose of this subdivision.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1705, Sec. 5.)

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