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Case of the Day: DHL Global Forwarding Management Latin America v. Pfizer

The case of the day is DHL Global Forwarding Management Latin America, Inc. v. Pfizer, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2014). DHL Global and DHL Logistics Brasil Ltda sued Itau Seguros, S.A., Pfizer, Pfizer Global Trading, and Laboratorios Pfizer Ltda, seeking a declaratory judgment regarding the extent of DHL’s liability for a partially rejected shipment of pharmaceuticals. Itau, a Brazilian company, and Pfizer’s Brazilian affiliate moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process.
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Case of the Day: Alvarado-Fernandez v. Mazoff

The case of the day is Alvarado-Fernandez v. Mazoff (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2014). Matthew Mazoff sued Paola Alvarado-Fernandez, a Colombian national and resident, for injuries allegedly caused by an automobile accident. Alvarado-Fernandez moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process. The trial court denied the motion, and Alvarado-Fernandez appealed. Colombia is a party to the Inter-American Convention (it acceded to the Hague Service Convention in 2013, after the time relevant to the case).
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Case of the Day: Cermesoni v. Maneiro

The case of the day is Cermesoni v. Maneiro (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2014). Carolina Cermesoni Maneiro brought divorce proceedings against her husband, Jorge Raul Cermesoni, in Buenos Aires. Both spouses were Argentine nationals living in Argentina. The husband had bank accounts at Wells Fargo and Citibank in Miami. The wife sought issuance of a letter rogatory in the divorce case requesting the US courts to issue an injunction freezing half of the funds in the accounts, which, according to the husband, amounted to about $3 million. The circuit court in Miami obliged, but for security it required the wife only to post a $100 cash bond.
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