Tag Archives: Mexico

Case of the Day: Garcia v. Kerry

The case of the day is Garcia v. Kerry (5th Cir. 2014). Ernesto Garcia applied to the State Department for a passport. He included with his application a Texas birth certificate purporting to show that he was born in Laredo, Texas. The State Department requested additional information, because, it said, The person who certified the brith, Emma Lopez, was “suspected of submitting false birth records.” (In fact, she pleaded guilty to falsifying a birth record a few years after Garcia’s birth). Garcia alleged that he never received the Department’s request for additional information. He sued for a declaratory judgment of citizenship by birth. The Department then denied his application, citing a Mexican birth certificate purporting to show that Garcia was born in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
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Case of the Day: In re Request for International Judicial Assistance

The case of the day is In re Request for International Judicial Assistance from the Sixteenth Family Court of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Federal District (N.D. Cal. 2014). In connection with divorce proceedings in Mexico, a Mexican family court sent a letter rogatory, apparently through the diplomatic channel, to the United States seeking relevant bank records from a Bank of America branch in San Francisco.
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Case of the Day: Norrenbrock Co. v. Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V.

The case of the day is Norrenbrock Co. v. Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V. (W.D. Ky. 2014). The action was for enforcement against Ternium of a judgment Norrenbock had obtained against Galvamet America Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ternium. Norrenbrock attempted to effect service on Ternium, a Mexican firm, by asking the Kentucky Secretary of State to serve the documents on Ternium’s affiliate in Texas, Ternium International. But Ternium moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process.
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