Digest: 10 January 2011

United States v. Barry Fischer Law Firm, LLC, Civ. A. No. 10-7997 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2011). Where the plaintiff sought to serve a summons and complaint on Brazil in an interpleader action, and where the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory required service via letter rogatory, 28 U.S.C. § 1608 requires the plaintiff to attempt service via letter rogatory before resorting to alternate methods of service.

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2d ed. 2016), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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