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Case of the Day: Lewis v. Dimeo Construction Co.

The case of the day is Lewis v. Dimeo Construction Co. (D. Mass. 2014). James Lewis sued Hilti Corp., a Liechtenstein corporation, for negligence in the manufacture and design of a “powder actuated tool,” and his wife, Nicole, sued Hilti for loss of consortium. Lewis served process on Hilti via registered mail and received a signed return receipt. Hilti challenged the service, and Lewis moved for an order approving the service nunc pro tunc, or in the alternative granting leave to re-serve the summons and complaint by registered mail under FRCP 4(f)(3). Liechtenstein is not a party to the Hague Service Convention.
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Case of the Day: Senah, Inc. v. Xi’an Forstar S&T Co.

The case of the day is Senah, Inc. v. Xi’an Forstar S&T Co. (N.D. Cal. 2014). Senah had sued Xi’an but had voluntarily dismissed the action in order to start over and serve Xi’an with process in accordance with the Hague Service Convention.
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