10Apr

When serving a foreign manufacturer, always issue service of process directly pursuant to the Hague Service Convention, Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, or via an old-fashioned Letter Rogatory, unless you are certain the entity being served is a wholly-owned subsidiary.

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06Nov
By: Tom On: November 6, 2017 In: Hague Service Convention, International Service of Process Comments: 0

Determine whether service of process was properly effected on your client via the Hague Service Convention.

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18Jul

Legal Language Services and other Hague Convention member countries have noticed that the time required to effect service of process in China via the Chinese Central Authority has substantially increased in the last six to nine months and currently is in excess of a year.

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14Jul

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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