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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19Dec
By: Tom On: December 19, 2016 In: Hague Service Convention, International Service of Process Comments: 0

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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