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Case of the Day: Lewis v. Dimeo Construction Co.

Posted on September 10, 2014

The case of the day is Lewis v. Dimeo Construction Co. (D. Mass. 2014). James Lewis sued Hilti Corp., a Liechtenstein corporation, for negligence in the manufacture and design of a “powder actuated tool,” and his wife, Nicole, sued Hilti for loss of consortium. Lewis served process on Hilti via registered mail and received a signed return receipt. Hilti challenged the service, and Lewis moved for an order approving the service nunc pro tunc, or in the alternative granting leave to re-serve the summons and complaint by registered mail under FRCP 4(f)(3). Liechtenstein is not a party to the Hague Service Convention.

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Case of the Day: United States v. Cohen

Posted on February 15, 2012

The case of the day is United States v. Cohen (C.D. Ill. 2012). The government had a lien on the property of Irving Cohen for unpaid taxes. The claim in the case was that one of the defendants, The Windsor Organization, Inc., owned a property as Cohen’s alter ego or nominee, and that the government therefore could foreclose the lien on the property. Windsor and Cohen claimed that Windsor was a wholly-owned subsidiary of TI & M Services, Ltd., a British Virgin island corporation. The government claimed that after Windsor defaulted on a mortgage of the property, Cohen negotiated with TI & M to provide funds in return for an ownership interest. The government wanted to offer the testimony of Markus Kolzoff, a national…

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