31May
By: Tom On: May 31, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, In Court, 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

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: 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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09May

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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23Apr
By: Tom On: April 23, 2018 In: Language 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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10Apr

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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29Mar

Tunisia is the newest signatory to the Hague Service Convention. Tunisia joins just five other African countries as members of the Hague Service Convention.

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21Mar

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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27Feb
By: Katherine On: February 27, 2018 In: Domestic Litigation, Legal Discovery Comments: 0

Business litigation is common, and that's why it's important to learn about legal document discovery. Being prepared for legal document discovery does more than put your mind at ease — it can protect you from legal penalties if a claim arises!

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30Jan
By: Katherine On: January 30, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, International Litigation Comments: 0

The answer to this question, like any associated with international service of process and evidence taking, is complex and varies among different countries. This is because the Convention requires the Hague Request to defer to the laws and procedural norms of the State in which they are to be executed.

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