TruthOrFiction writes:

Shawn Lucas served the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Shultz with a lawsuit alleging “fraud and other claims” on July 3, 2016. You can watch a video of him serving the DNC here. About a month later, Lucas died ...

Is this an accurate description of what happened?

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    I am not really sure what this question is about, or why it is interesting. "suddenly and unexpectedly" are subjective terms, so non-factual. The claim itself says "claims about the death are unproven".
    – Sklivvz
    Aug 16, 2016 at 11:29
  • I think what you mean to ask is whether the death is suspicious. Aug 16, 2016 at 13:16
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    Removed the subjective bits. Claims don't need to be interesting. meta.skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/3626/…
    – user30557
    Aug 16, 2016 at 14:22
  • But they're more fun when they are ...
    – user11643
    Aug 16, 2016 at 16:58
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    What "serving" means should be pointed out here. A process server (what he did) does not generate, craft, or even necessarily know anything about the papers they serve. It's like being the paperboy. So sure, he died later, but going along with @Sklivvz 's point, there's nothing in that to be skeptical about.
    – rougon
    Aug 16, 2016 at 19:15

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As part of their motion to dismiss, the DNC et al. say (internal citations removed):

On July 6, 2016, Plaintiffs filed affidavits of service of process, in which Shawn Lucas and Brandon Yoshimura of One Source Process, Inc. claim to have served Rebecca Christopher (described by the affidavits as a “Creative Strategist”) with process for both the DNC and its Chair at 1:30 p.m. on July 1st. In fact, the person with whom Mr. Lucas and Mr. Yoshimura interacted was not Ms. Christopher, but a different DNC employee named Rebecca Herries.

The allegations were "fraud", "negligent misrepresentation", violation of the D.C. Consumer Protection Act, "unjust enrichment", "breach of fiduciary duty", and "negligence".

Snopes confirmed with Washington D.C. Metro Police and Shawn's employer that he died on on August 2.

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    in other words: yes...
    – jwenting
    Aug 16, 2016 at 17:33
  • @jwenting Maybe. All I can report is what other people have said. Whether that is sufficient evidence to warrant a "yes" is up to you to decide.
    – user30557
    Aug 16, 2016 at 17:34
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    Oh, we can say he died. NOT that he died ",under suspicious circumstances" or lay blame to Clinton (which is the obvious intent) even if he did.
    – jwenting
    Aug 19, 2016 at 12:14
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    Why would you even bother to kill a process server? May as well shoot the mailman.
    – mxyzplk
    Aug 20, 2016 at 2:39
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    @mxyzplk - Do you know how many mailmen have died, over the years, after they delivered mail to the Clintons? Or how many postal workers who are now dead sorted or handled pieces of mail addressed to the Clintons, from the Clintons, or sent to the White House or the federal government when the Clintons served in the White House and/or Senate? You'd best keep quiet, if you value your own well-being...... IJS...... Dec 20, 2016 at 15:29

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