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

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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16May

SCOTUS recently ruled that in order to trigger FSIA’s expropriation exception to jurisdiction, a violation of international law is necessary.

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06Mar
By: Tom On: March 6, 2017 In: International Litigation Comments: 0

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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15Dec
By: Aaron On: December 15, 2016 In: Evidence Taking, International Litigation Comments: 0

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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15Dec
By: Aaron On: December 15, 2016 In: International Litigation Comments: 0

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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15Dec
By: Aaron On: December 15, 2016 In: International Litigation, International Service of Process Comments: 0

Your client has a valid claim for damages, you have assembled a winning case, and you are ready to proceed with a suit. The first step is filing the complaint. The second: serving a summons on the defendant.

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15Dec
By: Aaron On: December 15, 2016 In: International Litigation, International Service of Process Comments: 0

In January 2013, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a claim against the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which alleged, among other things, that the multinational oil cartel had fixed prices in contravention of the Sherman and Clayton Antitrust Acts.

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15Dec
By: Autumn On: December 15, 2016 In: International Litigation Comments: 0

Vatican City has a rich history. Once again, the Papal conclave has put this tiny nation in the spotlight. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, but it wields great deal of influence. If you want a better understanding of this nation, start with its interesting history.

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15Dec
By: Phil On: December 15, 2016 In: International Litigation Comments: 0

The Jackson reforms – the UK’s new litigation rules – went into effect in England and Wales on April 1, 2013. These new rules have a significant impact on how litigation is conducted in the UK.

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