International Litigation Posts


10 Tips for Successful Cross Border Litigation

Posted: March, 2017 in Evidence Taking, International Law, International Litigation, Litigation Support

Whether your litigation is ultimately successful may turn on whether service of the originating process is properly effected and whether you are able to secure needed evidence located overseas. After 30 years of experience, LLS has compiled ten tips for successful cross border litigation.

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US Supreme Court Will Finally Decide Applicability of Article 10(a) of the Hague Service Convention

Posted: February, 2017 in Legal News, Service of Process

In the US, the Hague Convention’s use of the word “send” rather than “serve” almost immediately created a split in the Circuit Courts over whether documents “sent” via article 10(a) to a foreign defendant constituted valid service of originating process.

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How International Subrogation Can Mitigate an Insurer’s Loss

Posted: February, 2017 in International Law, International Litigation, Service of Process

The United States imports almost 50% of the products it sells or uses in manufacturing – everything from cell phones and computers to cars, machines, drugs, gems, pharmaceuticals, furniture and oil. But not all of these imported products prove to be 100 percent safe.

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How JASTA will Impact Diplomatic Communication

Posted: November, 2016 in International Law, International Litigation, Legal News

JASTA’s enactment by Congressional override of a presidential veto does not make the Act controversial. Nor is JASTA controversial merely because Saudi Arabia finds its potential liability under Act to be excessive and unfair. Rather, the Act is controversial because of its potential to disrupt diplomatic communication.

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How to Get Quality Legal Translations

Posted: October, 2016 in International Litigation, Legal Translation, Translation

If you’re in need of legal translation of a document, it’s important to hire a professional in this field. But you can’t just hire anyone and then sit back and expect to get the best results.

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The US Work-Around for Service of Process in Russia

Posted: August, 2016 in International Law, Service of Process

Since 2003, the Russian Central Authority has refused to execute Hague Requests submitted by US litigants. Russia’s refusal stems from its objection to the United States’ imposition of a fee for executing Hague Requests seeking service upon US defendants.

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Certified, Notarized and Sworn Translations: What’s the Difference?

Posted: July, 2016 in Legal Topics, Legal Translation, Translation

If you require legal translation, it’s important to know whether you need the document certified, notarized, or sworn. Not sure of the difference between these three types of translated documents? Read on to learn the basics.

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The Year of the Monkey and Service of Process in China

Posted: February, 2016 in Service of Process

It’s Chinese New Year — and China doesn’t monkey around. Find out more about the holiday and how it will affect service of process in China.

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Avalanche of Volkswagen/Boscsh Suits Still Require Proper Service

Posted: October, 2015 in Service of Process, Uncategorized

Recently, Volkswagen and its subsidiaries, including parts-manufacturer Boscsh, admitted to gaming EPA emissions testing. Suits from all over the US are in the process of being served in response.

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Why Your Chinese Contract Translation Demands Accuracy

Posted: August, 2015 in International Litigation, Translation

If you are planning to conduct business in China, you would be wise to obtain professional, accurate contract translations.
Without a proper translation, you could compromise your business deal or even face legal issues.

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