29Mar
By: Tom On: March 29, 2018 In: International Litigation, News Releases, Service of Process Comments: 0

Tunisia is the newest signatory to the Hague Service Convention. Tunisia joins just five other African countries as members of the Hague Service Convention.

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21Mar
By: Phil On: March 21, 2018 In: Service of Process Comments: 0

When dealing with international service of process, attorneys should be cognizant of the different rules regarding waiver of service by defendants.

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06Nov
By: Tom On: November 6, 2017 In: International Litigation, Service of Process, Uncategorized Comments: 0

Determine whether service of process was properly effected on your client via the Hague Service Convention.

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08Aug
By: Tom On: August 8, 2017 In: Evidence Taking, International Litigation Comments: 0

Is it possible to gain access to evidence located in Russia? The short answer is yes if a request for judicial assistance from a court in Russia is made and granted, but the devil is in the details of such requests.

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01Aug
By: Tom On: August 1, 2017 In: International Litigation, Service of Process, Uncategorized Comments: 0

If the nation-state is on its way out, is it time for international law attorneys to rethink international service of process?

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26Jul
By: Tom On: July 26, 2017 In: International Litigation, Service of Process, Uncategorized Comments: 0

Attorneys tend to think that the international service of a subpoena is analogous to international service of process. In reality, though, the two are quite different.

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18Jul

Legal Language Services and other Hague Convention member countries have noticed that the time required to effect service of process in China via the Chinese Central Authority has substantially increased in the last six to nine months and currently is in excess of a year.

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14Jul
By: Tom On: July 14, 2017 In: International Litigation, Service of Process Comments: 0

A not uncommon issue arising with international service of process under the Hague Service Convention is what an attorney should do when a Central Authority or foreign court rejects service upon a defendant. In re Takata, MDL No. 2599 (S.D. Fla. 2017), the special master appointed to review this...

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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
By: Tom On: May 24, 2017 In: International Litigation, Legal News, Service of Process Comments: 0

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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