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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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Case of the Day: Regenicin v. Lonza Walkersville, Inc.

The case of the Day is Regenicin, Inc. v. Lonza Walkersville, Inc., (N.D. Ga. 2014). Regenicin sued Lonza Walkersville for breach of contract, tortious interference, and other business torts. Regencin sought leave to effect service on one of the defendants, Lonza Group, Ltd., in Switzerland under the Hague Service Convention. You might say, “a plaintiff doesn’t need to seek leave to invoke the Convention,” and you would be right, but Regenicin’s motion was actually a bit more ambitious: Regenicin sought leave to serve the documents via the Convention, but without having to translate the exhibits, which were voluminous. Article 5 permits the central authority to require translations.
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Case of the Day: Barriere v. Cap Juluca

The case of the day is Barriere v. Cap Juluca Leading Hotels of the World (S.D. Fla. 2014). Cap Juluca is an Anguilla corporation that manages a resort in Anguilla. Barriere, a Texas resident, alleged that she lipped and fell on wet tiles while she was staying at the resort and was seriously injured. She effected service of process on Cap Juluca by FedEx, with a signed receipt. Cap Juluca moved to quash the service. Anguilla is a UK overseas territory, and the UK has extended application of the Hague Service Convention to Anguilla.
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