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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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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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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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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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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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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By: Tom On: May 17, 2018 In: Chinese Central Authority, Evidence Taking Comments: 1

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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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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By: Tom On: April 23, 2018 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

When it comes to language, lawyers are technicians. They are taught how to write grammatically and structure arguments in the most succinct manner possible. But what do lawyers really know about language?

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When serving a foreign manufacturer, always issue service of process directly pursuant to the Hague Service Convention, Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, or via an old-fashioned Letter Rogatory, unless you are certain the entity being served is a wholly-owned subsidiary.

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