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Comments on 1977Complete Revision, as well as commercial matters. For a full list 19. International Litigation, pg. 13, Note 59. Rule 4.2; 4.4. of the conventions see: http://www.hcch. 20. Article 15(2)(c) 6. Rule 4.4 ARCP net/index_en.php?act=conventions.listing 21. Letters of Request is the preferred 7. Rivers v. Stihl, 434 So.2d 766 (Ala. 1983); 13. V & S Vin & Sprit Aktiebolag v. modern term. Fed. R. Civ. P. 4, 1993 Notes ARCP 4.4 Committee Comments to Cracovia Brands, Inc., 212 F.Supp. 2d 852 of the Advisory Committee. (N.D. Ill. 2002) October 1, 1995, Amendment to Rule 4.4. 22. 22 C.F.R. §92.54 (2012) 8. 20 U.S.T. 361, November 15, 1965, on- 14. See http://www.hcch.net/index_ 23. See http://www.oas.org/dil/CIDIP-II-en.php?act=authorities.listing for a listing of line at (1) the Hague Conference on Private International Law website, www.hcch.net; central authorities by country. protocol_lettersrogatory.htm for the text of the first protocol. or (2) The United States State Department 15. Forms available include the USM-94 website, www.travel.state.gov. from the United States Marshal’s Service, 24. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, 9. 18 I.L.M. 339, 1238 reprinted after 28 http://www.usmarshals.gov/forms/usm94. Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, U.S.C.A. §1781, on-line at www.travel.state. pdf , or forms directly from the Hague http://www.oas.org , InternationalParaguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.Conference on Private International Law at gov. or http://www.oas.org Litigation, pg. 23.http://www.hcch.net/upload/actform14ef. 10. Levy, David J., ed., International pdf . Forms are also found appended to The 25. See http://travel.state.gov/law/judicial/ Litigation: Defending and Suing Foreign Hague Service Convention printed after judicial_683.html#summary for a summary Parties in U.S. Federal Courts, ABA Fed. R. Civ. P. 4, 28 U.S.C.A. Rule 4 (West of procedure and forms for letters rogatory. Publishing, American Bar Association, Supp. 2012). http://www.oas.org/dil/CIDIP-II-protocol_ Chicago, IL ©2003, pg. 10. This reference is excellent. It breaks down international legal 16. Process Forwarding International (PFI) annexes of that protocol which provide thelettersrogatory.htm also provides links to theis the private contractor the Department of rules into practical, easy to use instructions. necessary forms.Justice uses to serve international documents It is also a wealth of authority. addressed to the US. They can also serve 26. Article 10 11. Full lists of the parties and their abroad for private litigants. http://www. reservations are available at the websites pfiserves.com/ 27. Additional Protocol, Article 3 listed above. 28. id. 17. International Litigation, pg. 18. 12. There are specific conventions applying 29 International Litigation, pg. 19. citing18. International Litigation, pg 21.to different areas of the law such as divorce, child protection and parental responsibility, ePlus Technology, Inc. v. Aboud, 155 F. Supp. 692 (E.D. Va. 2001). Birmingham Bar Bulletin/ Fall 2012 15


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