Posted by Louise Ellen
04/04/2017 at 08:18 AM
Does the Hague Service Convention permit service of process by mail? While it may seem, at first glance, to be a mundane and technical topic, the question has in fact created an almost 30-year split among circuits – one that soon may be resolved.
Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon presents a straightforward question of treaty interpretation for the Supreme Court: whether the Hague Service Convention under Article 10(a) permits service of process by mail when a country (in this case Canada) has not made a declaration to the contrary. The treaty governs service between the United States and 70 other...