Tag: service by mail

  • Case of the Day: Intercontinental Industries Corp. v. Luo

    Our case of the day is Intercontinental Indus. Corp. v. Luo, Civ. A. No. 10-4174 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 20, 2011). Intercontinental sued Luo, the Communist Party Secretary of Hubei Province and owner of Wushan State Owned Industrial Holding Co., for fraud and violations of the RICO Act. The claim was that Luo induced Intercontinental to……

  • 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……

  • 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……