Do you need to determine whether the service complied with relevant treaties?
Service of US process upon foreign defendants must meet stringent standards. If these standards have not been met, a foreign defendant may be able to successfully challenge the service.
Our in-house attorneys can review proofs of service, and advise whether service is compliant with applicable treaties and the procedural requirements of both the US and foreign jurisdictions.
In many instances, LLS is able to prepare a persuasive affidavit in support of a Motion to Quash service.
If your foreign client has been served with US process, you need to ascertain whether service complied with any treaty regulating service of process that may be in effect in the foreign jurisdiction.
According to the US Supreme Court, the Hague Service Convention is the exclusive and mandatory means of service in member countries. An LLS attorney can review your Hague Certificate/affidavit of service to confirm the requirements of the Hague Convention have been met.
There are a wide range of issues our attorneys examine:
The Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol is another treaty that regulates international service of process.
Each service of US process upon a foreign defendant gives rise to unique considerations; there may be multiple grounds for challenge – you can trust the experts at Legal Language Services to thoroughly examine all of the pertinent legal issues.
Contact Legal Language Services at 1-800-755-5775 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with one of our staff attorneys or paralegals.