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Case of the Day: Genus Lifesciences v. Tapaysa Engineering

Posted on May 4, 2021

The case of the day is Genus Lifesciences Inc. v. Tapaysa Eng’g Works Pvt. Ltd. (E.D. Pa. 2021). Genus brought a commercial claim against Tapaysa, an Indian company. It sought to serve process via the Indian central authority but was unsuccessful. Or perhaps it would be better to say that it has been unsuccessful thus far: it made the request about eight months ago. It then sought leave to serve process via email.

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Case of the Day: Minor v. Juarez

Posted on May 3, 2021

The case of the day is Minor v. Juarez (D.N.M. 2021). David Minor sued Luis Alberto Ramirez Juarez for negligence on account of an automobile accident in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Minor sued in the state court in El Paso Texas. Ramirez, who resided in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, removed the case to the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, which transferred the case to the District of New Mexico. Minor brought a motion for appointment of a vendor his lawyer had hired to handle service of process in Mexico as a special process server for purposes of serving process in Mexico.

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Missouri v. China: a Letters Blogatory (Informal) Amicus

Posted on March 10, 2021

I wrote almost a year ago about Missouri v. China, which I called the “unmeritorious case of the day.” This is the case brought by the state of Missouri against the Chinese government, the Chinese Communist Party, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, alleging that the COVID-19 pandemic is “the direct result of a sinister campaign of malfeasance and deception carried out by the Defendants.” When we think, a year later, about the reasons the pandemic has been so bad in the United States, “blame China” seems quaint. Anyway, as I observed in the prior post, leaving aside everything else wrong with the case, it was going to be a challenge to serve process on the defendants, and that’s…

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