07May

Learn about the barriers that exist to serving a subpoena in China via the HSC and why serving a subpoena via the HEC is preferable.

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02Jan

Theoretically, service pursuant to the Hague Convention is much more efficient than service under the IAC because the documents to be served do not have to be legalized. But will service in Brazil pursuant to the Hague Convention actually prove superior to similar service under the IAC?

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07Nov

When effecting service of process in the UK pursuant to Article 10(b), are plaintiffs required to use a UK solicitor in order to serve defendants?

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22Oct

In the best of all possible worlds, a plaintiff will have a document authored by the defendant containing the defendant’s contact information. But often this is not the case.

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11Jun

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

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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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05Jun

Most federal courts require plaintiffs to attempt service via the Treaty before the courts are willing to authorize service by other means. But a recent judicial order makes it clear that Rule 4 is not explicitly hierarchical.

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24May

The single provision of the Hague Service Convention most litigated by US attorneys is service of process upon foreign defendants by mail. Hundreds of cases have dealt with the propriety of mail service resulting in a variety of holdings and a clear circuit split.

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04Jan

In the US, the Hague Convention’s use of the word “send” rather than “serve” almost immediately created a split in the Circuit Courts over whether documents “sent” via article 10(a) to a foreign defendant constituted valid service of originating process.

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