Posted on January 21, 2019
The case of the day is Fourte International Ltd. BVI v. Pin Shine Industrial Co. (S.D. Cal. 2019). Fourte brought an action against Suzhou Pinshine Technology Co., Suzhou Sunshine Technology Co., Ltd., and Pin Shine Industrial Co., and Bobbin & Tooling Electronics International Company of BVI. It sought leave to serve Suzhou Pinshine and Suzhou Sunshine, both Chinese firms, via email. Foutre noted that that the central authority would refuse to serve the documents because they referenced Taiwan, which of course the PRC does not recognize. It also sought leave to serve Pin Shine, a Taiwanese company, by email.