19Dec
By: Aaron On: December 19, 2016 In: Service of Process Comments: 0

In many civil law systems, particularly in continental Europe, service of process is most commonly carried out by special officers of local courts. The French Huissier de Justice and Dutch Gerechtsdeurwaarder are respected members of the legal profession in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands and Québec.

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19Dec
By: Phil On: December 19, 2016 In: Service of Process Comments: 0

Imagine a scenario where a plaintiff vacationing at a Jamaican resort is seriously injured by a scuba diving mask which is manufactured and sold by a company in Switzerland, and also contains an allegedly defective part supplied by an Austrian manufacturer.

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19Dec
By: Phil On: December 19, 2016 In: Litigation Support, Service of Process Comments: 0

Litigation of mass torts or product liability claims often have an international component, as one or more of the defendants involved may be outside the US.

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19Dec
By: Autumn On: December 19, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Many people have heard about Kenya's political struggles at some point. Put these current news stories in perspective by learning the facts of Kenya's history.

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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: Autumn On: December 15, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

A country with a tumultuous history marked by oppression and unrest, Syria is consistently in a state of flux. Despite being led by an ostensibly democratically elected leader, this Middle Eastern nation is perpetually on the the tipping point between peace and revolt.

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

In federal lawsuits, FRCP Rule 4(m) requires that process be served on a defendant within 120 days. But, these deadlines are not carved in stone.

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

Once considered the Red Menace, Russia is a nation with a complex cultural and political history. Read on for a guide to the former USSR -- the land of Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy; glasnost and perestroika; and St. Basil's Cathedral.

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