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Professor Louise Ellen Teitz is a former First Secretary at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and continues to serve on the United States Department of State delegation to the Hague Conference for the Judgments Convention.

She is one of the senior faculty of Roger...

Louise Ellen Teitz's Archive for April 2017

Posted by Louise Ellen Teitz
04/04/2017 at 07:18 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...