The case of the day is DDR Señorial LLC v. Prestige Holdings, Ltd. (D.P.R. 2016). DDR was a Delaware company doing business in Puerto Rico. The defendant, Prestige, was a Trinidad & Tobago company. Trinidad & Tobago is not party to the Hague Service Convention. DDR sought to make service under FRCP 4(f)(2)(A), i.e., “as prescribed by the foreign country’s law for service in that country in an action in its courts of general jurisdiction.” It served the papers by personal delivery to Prestige’s principal place of business. Prestige moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process.

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