Tag: Netherlands

  • Case of the Day: Capozzo v. Mendal

    The case of the day is Capozzo v. Mendal, 2011 WL 7029841 (Conn. Super. Ct. Dec. 22, 2011). Capozzo sued Mendal, asserting that Mendal injured her in an automobile collision in New Haven. Mendal resided in the Netherlands, a party to the Hague Service Convention. According to the return of service, a “deputy court bailiff” […]

  • Case of the Day: Diamond Offshore (Bermuda) Ltd. v. Haaksman

    The case of the day, Diamond Offshore (Bermuda) Ltd. v. Haaksman (Tex. App. 2011), asks about the limits of the judgment debtor’s power to resist recognition of a foreign judgment on the grounds that the foreign court wrongly ignored the parties’ exclusive choice of forum clause. Diamond Offshore (Bermuda) operated an oil rig off the […]

  • Case of the Day: Prism Investments BV v. van der Meer

    Conflict of Laws.net had a post on a recent decision of the European Court of Justice, Prism Investments BV v. van der Meer. The facts were as follows: A Finnish bank loaned money to Arilco Opportune, which in turn lent the money to its Netherlands subsidiary, Arilco Holland. Arilco Holland transferred the funds to Prism […]

  • Case of the Day: Mertik Maxitrol GmbH v. Honeywell Technologies

    The case of the day is Mertik Maxitrol GmbH v. Honeywell Technologies Sarl (E.D. Mich. 2011). Mertik sued Honeywell International and two of its subsidiaries: its Swiss subsidiary, Honeywell Technologies Sarl, and its Dutch subsidiary, Honeywell B.V. Mertik sought to serve the two foreign firms under the Hague Convention through the appropriate central authorities, and […]

  • 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 […]