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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06Mar
By: Tom & Karina On: March 6, 2017 In: International Litigation Comments: 0

Whether your litigation is ultimately successful may turn on whether service of the originating process is properly effected and whether you are able to secure needed evidence located overseas. After 30 years of experience, LLS has compiled ten tips for successful cross border litigation.

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04Jan
By: Tom & Karina On: January 4, 2017 In: Legal News, Service of Process Comments: 0

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: Aaron On: December 19, 2016 In: Service of Process, Translation Comments: 0

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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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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19Dec
By: Autumn On: December 19, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

With all the publicity surrounding the World Cup, Brazil might be on your mind a little more than usual. If you have never considered the history of this country, it's time to get the facts on Brazil.

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19Dec
By: Autumn On: December 19, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

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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19Dec
By: Autumn On: December 19, 2016 In: International Law, Travel Comments: 0

If your only understanding of the Congo is from the famous movie of the same name, it’s time to brush up on your history of this country. Check out some of the most important facts about the Congo.

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19Dec
By: Aaron On: December 19, 2016 In: Immigration Issues, International Law, Legal News, News Comments: 0

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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