Water Splash v. Menon: Cert. Granted

On Friday, the Supreme Court granted the petition for a writ of certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, the case that squarely raises the question of how to interpret Article 10(a) of the Hague Service Convention. Does it permit service of process abroad by mail, or not?

You can find links to all my prior coverage at the resources page. Of course, I will be following this very closely. Barring any motions to extend deadlines, we should expect the petitioner’s merits brief by mid-January and the respondent’s merits brief by mid-February.

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. Folkman also serves as an arbitrator and is a member of the Commercial and Consumer Panels of the American Arbitration Association. 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 treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation (J. Berger, ed. 2017), 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 and 2014 - 2016.

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