In the best of all possible worlds, a plaintiff will have a document authored by the defendant containing the defendant’s contact information. But often this is not the case.

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By: Tom On: August 2, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, In Court, International Litigation Comments: 0

In March of 2018, a court of appeals in the United Kingdom issued an opinion concerning cross-examination within the context of the Hague Evidence Convention.

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By: Tom On: June 5, 2018 In: In Court, International Litigation, Legal News Comments: 0

SCOTUS to hear case on the nature of the immunity granted to international organizations.

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By: Tom On: May 31, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, In Court, International Litigation Comments: 0

The HEC clearly contemplates that judicial assistance is to be provide for documentary and testimonial evidence. But does the HEC contemplate judicial assistance for obtaining physical evidence?

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In 2017, a Supreme Court opinion made some believe that international service of process by mail was a good idea. But as a recent case demonstrates, proving ISOP by mail was proper can be difficult.

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Although the Russian Federation is a signatory to the Hague Service Convention, service of process from the United States to Russia does not occur pursuant the Convention.

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When serving a foreign manufacturer, always issue service of process directly.

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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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By: Katherine On: January 30, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, International Litigation Comments: 0

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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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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