International Law Posts
Posted: February 13, 2017 in International Law, International Litigation, Service of Process
The United States imports almost 50% of the products it sells or uses in manufacturing – everything from cell phones and computers to cars, machines, drugs, gems, pharmaceuticals, furniture and oil. But not all of these imported products prove to be 100 percent safe.
Read More of How International Subrogation Can Mitigate an Insurer’s Loss Here
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.
Read More of How JASTA will Impact Diplomatic Communication Here
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.
Read More of The US Work-Around for Service of Process in Russia Here
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.
Read More of An Inside Look at the Special Commission Meeting in the Hague Here
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.
Read More of Understanding Malaysia: History, Facts and Uprisings Here
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.
Read More of Notaries and Notarios — Dramatic and Perilous Differences Here
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.
Read More of Foodstuffs and a Nation by Chance: Why Language Matters Here
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.
Read More of After 20 Years, Is NAFTA a Success? Here
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.
Read More of Common Law and Civil Law: A Brief Comparison Here
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.
Read More of International Law and Its Relevance to the Local Practitioner Here