International Litigation Posts


Of International Interest: Olympic Edition

Posted: January, 2014 in Legal News

olympic rings

This week’s legal news focuses on the Olympics, including the upcoming Winter Games in Russia, the 2010 Olympics in London, and the torch’s journey into outer space.

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How to Serve Process Within “Unincorporated” US Territories

Posted: January, 2014 in Service of Process

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Many attorneys approach LLS with questions about serving process on defendants who are located in “unincorporated, organized territories” of the US.

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Of International Interest: Venezuela, Macao and Zambia

Posted: January, 2014 in Legal News

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In this week’s legal news, read up on violence in Venezuela, gambling in Macao and defamation charges in Zambia.

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After 20 Years, Is NAFTA a Success?

Posted: January, 2014 in Immigration Issues, International Law, Legal News, News, Service of Process

globe north america nafta

Looking back on the actual effects of NAFTA after 20 years, it appears to have met some of its goals, while other problems it was designed to solve still exist.

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Of International Interest: Latvia, Glaxo and Geoducks

Posted: January, 2014 in Legal News

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In this week’s legal news, Latvia adopts the euro, a British drug company decides to end paid promotion of its products, and China halts geoduck imports.

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Identifying Corporate Representative Witnesses When Taking Evidence Abroad

Posted: December, 2013 in Evidence Taking

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It’s usually the case that international litigation differs from US litigation, and identifying corporate witnesses while taking evidence abroad is no exception.

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Are Foreign Defendants Obligated to Waive US Service?

Posted: December, 2013 in Service of Process

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When dealing with international service of process, attorneys should be cognizant of the different rules regarding waiver of service by defendants.

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Of International Interest: Ukraine, The Philippines and South Africa

Posted: December, 2013 in Legal News, Service of Process

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This week, read up on a protest in Ukraine, find out how our agent in the Philippines is faring post Typhoon Haiyan, and learn how service of process in South Africa is being affected by Nelson Mandela’s death.

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Common Law and Civil Law: A Brief Comparison

Posted: December, 2013 in Evidence Taking, International Law, Service of Process

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Although the hundreds of legal systems in the world differ greatly, their roots and differences can be traced to two distinct sources: the English common law, which has evolved over a millennium, and the Napoleonic Code, which dawned at the turn of the 19th century.

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The Continental Bailiff and Expedited Service of Process

Posted: December, 2013 in Service of Process

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In many civil law systems, particularly in continental Europe, service of process is most commonly carried out by special officers of local courts.

The French Huissier de Justice and Dutch Gerechtsdeurwaarder are respected members of the legal profession in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands and Québec.

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