486 U.S. 694 (1988) Cited 712 times 10 Legal Analyses
Holding that the Hague Service Convention does not apply when process is served on a foreign corporation by serving its domestic subsidiary which, under state law, is the foreign corporation's involuntary agent for service
Holding that “a single implicit reference to the e-mail,” in which the complaint “makes no explicit reference to, nor does it quote at all from,” is insufficient to establish that the e-mail was incorporated by reference into the complaint
No. C 07-05182 WHA (N.D. Cal. Jun. 12, 2008) Cited 34 times
Approving Rule 4(f) service when, "plaintiffs have shown the difficulty of serving the unserved defendants located abroad" and "[d]efense counsel have refused to accept service on behalf of the unserved defendants on the ground that they do not represent the international defendants."
Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 Cited 50,546 times 103 Legal Analyses
Holding that if defendant is not served within 90 days after the complaint is filed, the court—on a motion, or on its own following notice to the plaintiff—must dismiss the action without prejudice against that defendant or order that service be made by a certain time