From the Blogatory Meteorology Desk

I’m putting together a Hague Service Convention application for Bermuda today for a pending case in the D. Mass. And it was 5F / -15C while I waited for my train in Boston this morning. Which leads to my modest proposal for a new requirement under the Convention: when the temperature in the sending state is at least 30C lower than in the destination state, the plaintiff’s lawyer should be required to deliver the application to the central authority in person. Eminently reasonable, right?

2 responses to “From the Blogatory Meteorology Desk”

  1. Anonymous

    An interesting idea, however US-centric.

    The US is the only country I know of that allows lawyers to act as a submission authority under the Hague Service Convention.

    Now what happens when this requirement is applied to service originating in jurisdictions other than the US? Would the clerk of the court be in charge of travelling abroad? Or would the papers be handed back to the plaintiff’s lawyer for delivery?

    1. Hah! Anonymous, I suspect the plaintiff’s lawyer would volunteer to make the trip.

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