18Jul
By: Tom & Karina On: July 18, 2017 In: International Litigation, Service of Process Comments: 0

Legal Language Services and other Hague Convention member countries have noticed that the time required to effect service of process in China 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 & Karina 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

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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04Jan
By: Tom & Karina On: January 4, 2017 In: Legal News, Service of Process Comments: 0

In the US, the Hague Convention’s use of the word “send” rather than “serve” almost immediately created a split in the Circuit Courts over whether documents “sent” via article 10(a) to a foreign defendant constituted valid service of originating process.

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

The majority of lawsuits involving defendants located abroad in non-English-speaking countries eventually require the work of a skilled translator.

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19Dec

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.

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

Many believe that there are “formal” and “informal” methods of service recognized under the treaty. However, this classification is a myth.

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

Many attorneys approach LLS with questions about serving process on defendants who are located in “unincorporated, organized territories” of the US.

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19Dec
By: Phil On: December 19, 2016 In: Immigration Issues, International Law, Legal News, News, Service of Process Comments: 0

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.

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