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Case of the Day: Sucesores de Done Carlo Nuñez v. Société Générale

Posted on November 18, 2019

The case of the day is Sucesores de Done Carlo Nuñez y Doña Pura Galvez, Inc. v. Société Générale S.A. (S.D. Fla. 2019). The case was a Helms-Burton Act case. Banco Nuñez sought leave to serve process on the Bank of Nova Scotia and the National Bank of Canada, both Canadian firms, and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., a Spanish bank, by alternate means, namely, by service on wholly-owned American subsidiaries.

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Case of the Day: State Farm v. Gree USA

Posted on October 2, 2019

The case of the day is State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Gree USA, Inc. (S.D. Ind. 2019). State Farm sued Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. and Gree Electric Appliance Sales, both located in Hong Kong, as subrogee for its insured, Dennis Holdren, alleging that a fire in Holdren’s house was caused by a defect in a dehumidifier manufactured by Gree. State Farm served process on Gree by serving its US subsidiary (actually, a second-level subsidiary) in California. Gree moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process.

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Case of the Day: RCC Ventures v. Brandtone Holdings

Posted on August 24, 2017

The case of the day is RCC Ventures, LLC v. Brandtone Holdings, Ltd. (S.D.N.Y. 2017). RCC was in the business of introducing businesses to institutional lenders. Brandtone was an Irish firm with its offices in Dublin. RCC had a claim against Brandtone for money it claimed was due under an exclusive debt financing agreement. Brandtone sued in New York. It served process on Brandtone, Inc., which it said was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brandtone, via the New York Secretary of State. Then RCC sought a default judgment.

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