Digest for March 21, 2011

Intelligender LLC v. Soriano (E.D. Tex. 2011). Where plaintiff served process on a Chilean defendant using an alternate means of service without first requesting leave of court under Rule 4(f)(3) and did not show that the alternate means were permissible under the Inter-American Convention, the court denied a motion to approve the alternate means of service nunc pro tunc.

In re Braga (S.D. Fla. 2011). Granting in part a motion to stay discovery under the judicial assistance statute pending the resolution of issues in litigation in Brazil and the Cayman Islands. The court had previously denied a motion to vacate its order allowing an application for judicial assistance in taking discovery on an ex parte application.

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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