Catch Me If You Can: How To Serve Foreign Defendants

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT) -- You are sitting at your desk when your client calls to tell you that his or her customer breached an agreement. As you do your intake, you ask where the customer resides. You learn that the customer (potential defendant) has recently moved to “Country X.” Suddenly, what first appeared to be a simple breach of contract case has become a venture into the exotic world of international service of process and jurisdiction.

Service of process on a party residing in a foreign country can be a...
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