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Case of the Day: Signify North America v. Axis Lighting

Posted on October 16, 2019

The case of the day is Signify North America Corp. v. Axis Lighting Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2019). Signify sued Axis, a Quebec firm, for patent infringement. A Quebec bailiff or huissier served the summons and complaint on a person in Axis’s department of human resources who, according to the bailiff, “appear[ed] in care and in control and/or management and authorized to accept service of legal process on behalf of [Axis].” Axis did not answer, and the clerk entered its default. Axis then moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process.

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Case of the Day: Barer v. Knight Brothers

Posted on March 4, 2019

The case of the day is Barer v. Knight Brothers LLC, 2019 SCC 13. Knight Brothers, a Utah company, sued David Barer, who resided in Quebec, and two companies, CBC and BEC, that Barer allegedly controlled. The claim was that BEC had breached a contract with Knight and that Barer was liable for fraudulent misrepresentation and on a veil-piercing claim. Knight brought the case in the Utah state courts. Barer moved to dismiss, arguing that the claim should be dismissed for failure to state a claim and that the Utah court lacked personal jurisdiction over him. The Utah court denied the motion, and Knight then obtained a default judgment. Knight sought recognition and enforcement in Quebec. The Superior Court granted the motion on the…

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Case of the Day: Parfitt Way Management v. GSM by Nomad

Posted on June 11, 2018

The case of the day is Parfitt Way Management Corp. v. GSM by Nomad, LLC (N.D.N.Y. 2018). The main claim was for breach of contract for the refurbishment of a trailer. Parfitt sued Guillaume Langevin and Steve Clement on a veil-piercing theory, alleging that they were personally liable for GSM’s alleged breaches for reasons that are not important for our purposes. Langevin and Clement moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process.

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