Evidence Taking Posts


10 Tips for Successful Cross Border Litigation

Posted: March 8, 2017 in Evidence Taking, International Law, International Litigation, Litigation Support

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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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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Identifying Corporate Representative Witnesses When Taking Evidence Abroad

Posted: December, 2013 in Evidence Taking

It’s usually the case that international litigation differs from US litigation, and identifying corporate witnesses while taking evidence abroad is no exception.

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Common Law and Civil Law: A Brief Comparison

Posted: December, 2013 in Evidence Taking, International Law, Service of Process

Although the hundreds of legal systems in the world differ greatly, their roots and differences can be traced to two distinct sources: the English common law, which has evolved over a millennium, and the Napoleonic Code, which dawned at the turn of the 19th century.

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Evidence Taking: A Practical and Comparative View

Posted: September, 2013 in Evidence Taking, International Litigation

International evidence taking can be a delicate and often frustrating process, depending upon the foreign county’s legal system and governing law.

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Is Testimony from a Foreign Court Admissible in the US?

Posted: July, 2010 in Evidence Taking

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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Do Exhibits to a Hague Evidence Request Need to be Translated?

Posted: May, 2010 in Evidence Taking

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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