Case of the Day: Girafa.com, Inc. v. Smartdevil, Inc.
The case of the day is Girafa.com, Inc. v. Smartdevil, Inc., 728 F.Supp.2d 537 (D.Del. 2010). Girafa.com, the assignee of U.S. Patent No. 6,864,904, sued Smartdevil, a Québec company, and several others for patent infringement. A bailiff personally served the summons and complaint on Smartdevil’s president, Stephane Lim. (There was some dispute whether the documents were delivered […]
Digest: January 16, 2011
Gannon Int’l, Ltd. v. Blocker, Civ. A. No. 10-835 (E.D. Mo. Jan. 13, 2011). The court approved service of a summons and complaint by personal delivery to a U.S. citizen defendant in Vietnam (not a party to the Hague Service Convention) under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(f)(2)(C)(i), on the grounds that Vietnam law does not […]
Case of the Day: Willis v. Magic Power Co.
The Blogatory case of the day is Willis v. Magic Power Co., a case involving service by mail under the Hague Service Convention. Willis brought a personal injury suit against Magic Power, a Hong Kong company, in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. She served the complaint by registered mail. Magic Power objected to service by mail. The […]
Case of the Day: Bluemedia, Inc. v. Sordid Ones BV
Our very first case, BluMedia, Inc. v. Sordid Ones BV, involves an attempt by a U.S. litigant to serve a Dutch defendant with a summons and complaint via email. According to the Complaint, BluMedia is “one of the largest marketers of adult entertainment and more specifically gay adult online entertainment.” BluMedia accused Sordid Ones, which […]