The case of the day is GCIU-Employer Retirement Fund v. Coleridge Fine Arts (D. Kan. 2015). Coleridge was an Irish corporation. The Fund sought to effect service of process by arranging for an Irish solicitor to serve the documents on the corporation’s receptionist. Coleridge moved to quash the service on the grounds that it did not comply with Irish law.
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The case of the day is Kim v. Lakeside Adult Family Home (Wash. Ct. App. 2015). Ho Im Bae was an inpatient resident of the Lakeside Adult Family Home, a nursing home. She died of a morphine overdose, and her death was ruled a homicide. The personal representative of her estate, Esther Kim, sued several defendants, including a nurse, Christine Thomas. The claim against Thomas was that she was allegedly negligent for failing to report that Bae was being abused, as required under Washington’s mandated reporter law. Thomas, a Norwegian national living in Norway at the time of the lawsuit, moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process. The trial court ruled that the service was proper, but it dismissed the claim on the merits on summary judgment. Both parties appealed.
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The case of the day is d.light design, Inc. v. Boxin Solar Co. (N.D. Cal. 2015). The plaintiffs, d.light, Inc. and d.light Design, Inc., sued nine Chinese companies for patent infringement, trade dress infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition. The address of two of the defendants, Skone Lighting Co., Ltd. and Sailing Motor Co., Ltd., were unknown to d.light. So d.light served process on them via email and moved for an order deeming service effectuated.
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