International Litigation Posts


Requesting Authorities Under the Hague Service Convention

Posted: December, 2014 in Service of Process

The laws of the country where a defendant is located determine the method by which a foreign request for service under the Hague Service Convention is executed. However, the person who is authorized to submit those requests is determined by the laws of the country where the case is being heard.

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War Brides and the Service of Process Requirements for Divorce

Posted: December, 2014 in Family-Based, Immigration Articles, Immigration Issues, Service of Process

The concept of “war brides” in American history popularized international marriages and thereby increased the need for international service of process in divorce proceedings.

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Examining Obama’s Executive Action Plan for Immigration

Posted: November, 2014 in Immigration Articles, Immigration Issues, News

Obama’s executive action plan has the power to help upwards of 5 million immigrants currently in the US.

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Election Translation 2014: Yup’ik and Gwich’in

Posted: October, 2014 in Legal News, Translation

If you’re voting in Alaska for this year’s November elections, be prepared to see translations in Yup’ik and Gwich‘in.

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Translation May Be Necessary — Even If the Defendant Speaks English

Posted: July, 2014 in Service of Process, Translation

The majority of lawsuits involving defendants located abroad in non-English-speaking countries eventually require the work of a skilled translator.

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An Inside Look at the Special Commission Meeting in the Hague

Posted: July, 2014 in Evidence Taking, International Law, Legal News, Litigation Support, Service of Process

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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Understanding Malaysia: History, Facts and Uprisings

Posted: April, 2014 in International Law

With all the mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, it’s no surprise that this country has been in the news quite a bit. If your knowledge of this nation is limited, you should learn some facts concerning the history of Malaysia.

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Of International Interest: World Weather Report

Posted: March, 2014 in Legal News

Extreme weather is causing concern around the world — find out what’s happening in California, Australia and the UK.

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Notaries and Notarios — Dramatic and Perilous Differences

Posted: February, 2014 in Immigration Issues, International Law, Legal News, News

The differences between notaries in civil law and common law countries can lead to dangerous misunderstandings for immigrants to the US.

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The Myth of Informal Service of Process

Posted: February, 2014 in Service of Process

Many believe that there are “formal” and “informal” methods of service recognized under the treaty. However, this classification is a myth.

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