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Case of the Day: Amazon v. Glenn

Posted on November 19, 2018

The case of the day is Amazon, Inc. v. Glenn (W.D. Wash. 2018). It’s an odd case. Amazon won an arbitration award against Thomas Glenn, who resided in the Dominican Republic. It sought to confirm the award. The clerk “mailed the petition to Respondent’s address in the Dominican Republic, in accordance with the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, Article 10(a).” Glenn defaulted, and the court entered judgment. What could be simpler?

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Case of the Day: Estate of Aquino

Posted on September 20, 2017

The case of the day is Estate of Aquino (Mount Vernon N.Y. City Ct. 2017). Aquino married in New York in 1986 and died in 2011, survived by a wife and seven children. In 2012, the wife petitioned the court for letters of administration allowing her to administer his estate, which the court granted. The wife, though, had given notice of her petition to only three of the children. In 2014, one of the sons who had not received notice sought to revoke the letters of administration and to have himself appointed as administrator on the grounds that his father and his father’s wife were divorced in 1993 in the Dominican Republic.

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