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.
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.
The case of the day is House v. S.P. Richardson Corp. (S.D. Tex. 2014). Karl House was a truck driver. He delivered a container to S.P. Richards, and when he arrived to make the delivery, he unsealed the container and opened its doors. He claimed that when he opened the doors, a file cabinet fell out of the container and struck him.
House sued S.P. Richards in the Texas state court. S.P. Richards removed the case to the federal court, and House then added Empren S. de R.L. de C.V. and EDN Mexico, S. de R.L. ce C.V. as defendants; these two Mexican entities’ role in the case is not clear in the opinion. House sent the summons and complaint to the Mexican defendants by mail, and without a Spanish translation. The Mexican defendants moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process.