Category Archives: Hague Service Convention

Case of the Day: Elobied v. Baylock

The case of the day is Elobied v. Baylock (E.D. Pa. 2014). Hashim Elobied sued Trescott Baylock for breach of an oral contract for the purchase and sale of a Bentley Continental GT. Let me just pause to marvel at an oral contract for the purchase of a Bentley. I’m not sure which law applies to the substance of this case, but I hope the governing law doesn’t have the Statute of Frauds!
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The Upcoming Special Commission Meeting

The next meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions will take place in the Hague beginning on May 20. The Hague Conference has published drafts of some of the key documents:

Preliminary Document 6 is particularly interesting because it focuses on issues that have been central to Letters Blogatory’s coverage of the Service Convention, namely service by email and by other electronic means. It also contains a very good summary of recent US decisions, many of which I have covered here.

I’ll be attending the meeting as part of an NGO delegation, so stay tuned in late May for updates from the Hague!

Case of the Day: In Re Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litigation

The case of the day is In re Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal. 2014). We considered another decision in this multi-district litigation in February 2013.
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