Month: October 2016

  • Apostille Convention: The Upcoming Meeting of the Special Commission

    The Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Hague Apostille Commission will be meeting at the Peace Palace beginning this week. Here are a few of the key documents:

  • Water Splash v. Menon Resource Page

    I have created a resource page for Water Splash v. Menon, the case about Article 10(a) of the Hague Service Convention that is now before the Supreme Court on a petition for a writ of certiorari. You can find it under the Special Coverage menu at the top of the page.

  • Case of the Day: Doğan v. Barak

    The case of the day is Doğan v. Barak (C.D. Cal. 2016). This is another case in the “Gaza flotilla lawfare” genre. I previously wrote about Schermerhorn v. Israel, where a motion to dismiss is yet to be decided. The Schermerhorn case is a FSIA case, because the defendant is Israel itself. In today’s case, […]

  • Cert. Watch: Water Splash v. Menon

    Back in July 2015, I covered Menon v. Water Splash, Inc., 472 S.W.3d 28 (Tex. Ct. App. 2015), a case in which the Texas Court of Appeals held, erroneously and over a strong dissent, that Article 10(a) of the Hague Service Convention does not permit service by mail, because it refers to “sending” rather than […]

  • Editorial: Notarize Is Not The Right Answer

    I saw an ad recently for a company called Notarize, Inc. Here is the pitch: Thanks to the commonwealth of Virginia, no matter where you live in the U.S., your documents can now be notarized online by a trusted notary. Upload and annotate any document, verify your identity, and connect with an eNotary in minutes. […]