Tag Archives: Service of Process

Judge Koeltl Allows DNC to Serve Wikileaks by Twitter

Last week, via a memo endorsement, Judge Koeltl granted the Democratic National Committee’s motion to serve Wikileaks by Twitter in the DNC’s case over the 2016 election hacks (see our coverage here). The DNC argued that “[w]hile WikiLeaks’ physical presence is difficult to discern, it has a robust online presence, including an active presence on … Continue Reading

Judge Swain: CPLR “Leave and Mail” Service Insufficient for Nonresidents Where Claims Arise Outside New York

In an opinion yesterday, Judge Swain ruled that “leave and mail” service under the CPLR was inconsistent with due process when used on a nonresident, at least where the case arises outside New York.  The petitioner had sought to confirm an arbitration award against an Indian citizen who lives abroad but who apparently rents an … Continue Reading

Judge Engelmayer Orders Foreign Defendants’ U.S. Counsel to Accept Service in Terrorist Money-Laundering Case

Judge Engelmayer today granted the federal government’s motion for leave to effect alternative service on a group of Lebanese financial institutions accused of a $450 million money-laundering scheme involving Hizballah, a group designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. Department of State. The government filed its in rem civil forfeiture and money-laundering complaint … Continue Reading
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