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Case of the Day: Daskin v. Knowles

Posted on August 22, 2018

The case of the day is Daskin v. Knowles (Del. 2018). The wife was a dual citizen of the US and Greece. She and the husband, a Greek citizen, married in Delaware in 1990 and lived together in Greece until 2015. In 2015, the wife moved back to Delaware permanently due to marital problems. She filed a divorce petition in Delaware in 2017. The substantive issue raised by the husband was whether, in light of her back-and-forth travel, the wife had resided in Delaware for the requisite period of time before seeking divorce. If not, then the Delaware Family Court lacked jurisdiction. But the Letters Blogatory issue was whether service by mailing and publication, under a Delaware statute was sufficient.

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Case to Watch: Molla Sali v. Greece

Posted on December 18, 2017

Longtime readers will know I am interested in the interplay between religious law and civil law. A good example was just argued in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. The facts of Molla Sali v. Greece are these. Mr. Molla Sali, a Muslim Greek national, left his entire estate to his wife in his will, which was drawn up by a notary in accordance with Greek civil law. His two sisters contested the will on the grounds that he was a member of the Muslim community in Thrace, and thus that Islamic law rather than Greek civil law governed inheritance in his case. And in fact in the Treaty of Lausanne, Greece agreed to “take, as regards [religious] minorities, in…

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Serving Process on US Defendants in Greek Proceedings: A Case Law Survey

Posted on December 11, 2013

Contributor Apostolos Anthimos has a nuts-and-bolts post about Greek caselaw on the Hague Service Convention in US-related cases. In my previous post, I presented two recent decisions of Greek courts on the application of the 1965 Hague Service Convention in Greece. Following that post and the release of my recent book on service of process abroad, I will now focus on reported case law regarding service of process on defendants in the United States in Greek proceedings. Case Where Greek Courts Have Refused To Render Default Judgments Greek courts have refused to render a default judgment under the following circumstances: When the claimant produces to the court only the certificate of service showing service on the competent (Greek) Public Prosecutor’s office. (Supreme Court 250/1993,…

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