Gannon Int’l, Ltd. v. Blocker, Civ. A. No. 10-835 (E.D. Mo. Jan. 13, 2011). The court approved service of a summons and complaint by personal delivery to a U.S. citizen defendant in Vietnam (not a party to the Hague Service Convention) under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(f)(2)(C)(i), on the grounds that Vietnam law does not prohibit service of process by personal delivery. MeadWestvaco Corp. v. Rexam plc, Civ. A. No. 10-511 (E.D. Va. Dec. 14, 2010). The court granted a motion to compel discovery from French defendants under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, over an objection that in light of the French blocking statute, the plaintiff should have been required to make first resort to the Hague Evidence Convention. Of course, under Aérospatiale,…

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