The case of the day is Tuttle v. Sky Bell Asset Management, LLC (N.D. Cal. 2011). The plaintiffs sued Ernst & Young LLC, an Isle of Man company, among others, claiming that it was negligent in the audit of the Eden Rock Limited Partnership, in which the plaintiffs had invested. E&Y moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process. The plaintiffs had plenty of warning of service of process problems. After the plaintiffs corresponded with counsel for a related Ernest & Young entity about facilitating service of process, they received an email stating: Having considered the matter fully we would ask that you arrange formal service of your clients’ claims. A few months later, they received an email from an Ernst & Young affiliate…

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