21Aug
By: Tom On: August 21, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, In Court Comments: 1

A recent UK case involving BuzzFeed offers two take home lessons for drafting a well-written LOR.

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02Aug
By: Tom On: August 2, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, In Court, International Litigation Comments: 0

In March of 2018, a court of appeals in the United Kingdom issued an opinion concerning cross-examination within the context of the Hague Evidence Convention.

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24Jul
By: Tom On: July 24, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, In Court, Litigation Support Comments: 0

Do German defendants have a right to refuse to testify? And if so, what kind of an impact does this have on the VW litigation?

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18Jun
By: Tom On: June 18, 2018 In: Language Comments: 1

Due to a lack of fossilized remains, controversy exists concerning when, where, and how language developed.

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11Jun
By: Tom On: June 11, 2018 In: In Court, International Litigation, Service of Process Comments: 0

Can private parties contract away formal service of process? A recent case examines this question.

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05Jun
By: Tom On: June 5, 2018 In: In Court, International Law, Legal News Comments: 0

SCOTUS to hear case on the nature of the immunity granted to international organizations.

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31May
By: Tom On: May 31, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, International Litigation Comments: 0

The HEC clearly contemplates that judicial assistance is to be provide for documentary and testimonial evidence. But does the HEC contemplate judicial assistance for obtaining physical evidence?

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22May
By: Tom On: May 22, 2018 In: International Litigation, Service of Process Comments: 0

In 2017, a Supreme Court opinion made some believe that international service of process by mail was a good idea. But as a recent case demonstrates, proving ISOP by mail was proper can be difficult.

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17May
By: Tom On: May 17, 2018 In: Chinese Central Authority, Evidence Taking Comments: 0

In China, the Chinese Central Authority for the Hague Service Convention is not the same as the CCA for the Hague Evidence Convention. Such details can befuddle the legal calculus for taking evidence abroad and are easy to make.

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09May
By: Tom On: May 9, 2018 In: International Litigation, Service of Process Comments: 0

Although the Russian Federation is a signatory to the Hague Service Convention, service of process from the United States to Russia does not occur pursuant the Convention.

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