21Aug
By: Tom On: August 21, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, In Court Comments: 0

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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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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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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30Jan
By: Katherine On: January 30, 2018 In: Evidence Taking 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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04Jan
By: Guest On: January 4, 2018 In: Evidence Taking Comments: 0

The Hague Evidence Convention is considered to provide an additional means by which the parties may collect evidence abroad. However, from the German perspective, the use of the Hague Evidence Convention is mandatory with respect to evidence taken in Germany for foreign proceedings.

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17Oct
By: Tom On: October 17, 2017 In: Evidence Taking 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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19Dec

Every four to five years, the Hague Conference on Private International Law convenes a Special Commission Meeting to review issues associated with the practical operation of the Hague Service and Evidence Conventions.

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