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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06Nov
By: Tom On: November 6, 2017 In: Hague Service Convention, International Service of Process Comments: 0

Determine whether service of process was properly effected on your client via the Hague Service Convention.

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17Oct
By: Tom On: October 17, 2017 In: Depositions, Evidence Taking, Legal Discovery Comments: 0

Is a voluntary deposition of a willing witness in your client's best interest?

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08Aug
By: Tom On: August 8, 2017 In: Evidence Taking, International Litigation Comments: 0

Is it possible to gain access to evidence located in Russia? The short answer is yes if a request for judicial assistance from a court in Russia is made and granted, but the devil is in the details of such requests.

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