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Case of the Day: Narbut v. Manulife

Posted on July 3, 2020

The case of the day is Narbut v. Manulife Financial Corp. (D. Mass. 2020). Paula Narbut alleged that she slipped and fell on a wet floor in the lobby of a building owned by Manulife, a Canadian company. She sued for negligence. Narbut made a request to the Canadian central authority to serve process on Manulife, and the central authority served a “senior legal assistant” at the company’s Toronto office. Manulife moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process, arguing that the legal assistant was not a proper person to receive service under Ontario’s rules of civil procedure.

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Canada v. Merlini: Brief in Opposition Filed

Posted on April 21, 2020

For those of you following the Merlini litigation, the case of the worker injured on the job at the Canadian consulate in Boston, here is the brief in opposition I filed today. Because the other side will get the chance to file one more brief at this stage, I will not comment on the brief but will instead point you to my archive of previous coverage. The only thing I will say is that I am glad I found the image attached to this post (I have modified the original image a little bit), because it fits the case nicely: the two flags with the word “consulate” in between. I will continue to keep you posted on developments in the case.

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