International Law Posts


How International Subrogation Can Mitigate an Insurer’s Loss

Posted: November, 2016 in In Court, International Law, International Litigation, Service of Process

International subrogation should not be overlooked by insurers as a source for recovering their own losses. Even when a loss is caused by an “Act of God,” insurers are wise to consider how third parties may have contributed to the resulting damages.

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How JASTA will Impact Diplomatic Communication

Posted: November, 2016 in International Law, International Litigation, Legal News

JASTA’s enactment by Congressional override of a presidential veto does not make the Act controversial. Nor is JASTA controversial merely because Saudi Arabia finds its potential liability under Act to be excessive and unfair. Rather, the Act is controversial because of its potential to disrupt diplomatic communication.

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The US Work-Around for Service of Process in Russia

Posted: August, 2016 in International Law, Service of Process

Since 2003, the Russian Central Authority has refused to execute Hague Requests submitted by US litigants. Russia’s refusal stems from its objection to the United States’ imposition of a fee for executing Hague Requests seeking service upon US defendants.

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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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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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Foodstuffs and a Nation by Chance: Why Language Matters

Posted: January, 2014 in International Law, Legal Translation

Context and precise language are critical to clear communication, and nowhere is this idea more true than in the law, especially when multiple languages are involved.

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After 20 Years, Is NAFTA a Success?

Posted: January, 2014 in Immigration Issues, International Law, Legal News, News, Service of Process

Looking back on the actual effects of NAFTA after 20 years, it appears to have met some of its goals, while other problems it was designed to solve still exist.

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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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International Law and Its Relevance to the Local Practitioner

Posted: August, 2013 in International Law, International Litigation

International law is an often used — and often misused — term. Its definition first requires an isolated look at the word international. From the Latin for between nations, the word refers to any connection that occurs across borders.

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