Service of Process Posts


US Supreme Court Will Finally Decide Applicability of Article 10(a) of the Hague Service Convention

Posted: February, 2017 in Legal News, Service of Process

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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How International Subrogation Can Mitigate an Insurer’s Loss

Posted: February, 2017 in International Law, International Litigation, Service of Process

The United States imports almost 50% of the products it sells or uses in manufacturing – everything from cell phones and computers to cars, machines, drugs, gems, pharmaceuticals, furniture and oil. But not all of these imported products prove to be 100 percent safe.

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The US Work-Around for Service of Process in Russia

Posted: August, 2016 in International Law, Service of Process

Since 2003, the Russian Central Authority has refused to execute Hague Requests submitted by US litigants. Russia’s refusal stems from its objection to the United States’ imposition of a fee for executing Hague Requests seeking service upon US defendants.

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The Year of the Monkey and Service of Process in China

Posted: February, 2016 in Service of Process

It’s Chinese New Year — and China doesn’t monkey around. Find out more about the holiday and how it will affect service of process in China.

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Avalanche of Volkswagen/Boscsh Suits Still Require Proper Service

Posted: October, 2015 in Service of Process, Uncategorized

Recently, Volkswagen and its subsidiaries, including parts-manufacturer Boscsh, admitted to gaming EPA emissions testing. Suits from all over the US are in the process of being served in response.

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Requesting Authorities Under the Hague Service Convention

Posted: December, 2014 in Service of Process

The laws of the country where a defendant is located determine the method by which a foreign request for service under the Hague Service Convention is executed. However, the person who is authorized to submit those requests is determined by the laws of the country where the case is being heard.

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War Brides and the Service of Process Requirements for Divorce

Posted: December, 2014 in Family-Based, Immigration Articles, Immigration Issues, Service of Process

The concept of “war brides” in American history popularized international marriages and thereby increased the need for international service of process in divorce proceedings.

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Translation May Be Necessary — Even If the Defendant Speaks English

Posted: July, 2014 in Service of Process, Translation

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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An Inside Look at the Special Commission Meeting in the Hague

Posted: July, 2014 in Evidence Taking, International Law, Legal News, Litigation Support, Service of Process

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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The Myth of Informal Service of Process

Posted: February, 2014 in Service of Process

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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