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The question of whether the Hague Convention permits international service on defendants by mail was taken on by the Supreme Court in 2017 in the case Water Splash v. Menon. It’s well established that the intent behind rules that govern the service of legal documents is to ensure that persons or companies are informed of legal proceedings against them. Disputes over proper service are common in state and federal courts, sometimes used by defendants…
As the leaves descend into their vibrant last-dance, and the days grow shorter and darker across the Western Hemisphere, we find ourselves fully immersed in fall and rapidly approaching one of the most anticipated, divisive and uncertain election seasons our nation has ever experienced. While 2020’s “October surprise” has truly been a year-long red carpet roll-out of one disaster after another, we can’t miss the fact that this month kicked-off hard with the POTUS being…
Starting next week, we will be launching a new series on the ABC Legal Blog to bring you product and service related content on a recurring basis. There will be deep dives into our services, answers to commonly asked questions, thoughtful checklists of best practices and key trends to keep you on at the top of your game and on top of what is current in the legal tech and legal services industry.  Collected under…
Yesterday we posted the first part of my interview with Bhavneet Chahal, a personal friend and co-founder/CEO of GoSkills.com, a platform dedicated to delivering personalized, bite-sized business courses to working professionals. In Part 1 of  “E-learning with CEO and Co-Founder of GoSkills, Bhavneet Chahal”, Bhav and I discussed the motivation behind founding the company, the unique and proven e-learning methods used by GoSkills, as well as how this application works for…
Welcome to ABC Legal’s thought leadership interview series where we discuss relevant topics and trends with industry leaders and entrepreneurs, sharing their insight, knowledge and perspective on navigating through the post-Covid-19 business landscape.  As we posted on the blog last week, jobless claims are currently hovering just below 900,000 and major lay-offs were announced by United Airlines, Boeing, American Airlines, Disney and Allstate. We all know however, these are not normal times. The uncertainty in…
There is little doubt that most law firms and legal departments are burdened by massive amounts of paperwork. Keeping accurate historical records of each case can be time consuming and challenging given the size of the firm and the level to which technology is utilized. Blockchain technology has the potential to help resolve these issues as it can be integrated into almost any modern software application. This means that firms of any size, large and…
This article is a continuation of our previous coverage on AB5 legislation in California. As this impacts our industry and process servers, we’ll continue to post updates on important legislation and ballot initiatives around the gig workforce in California.  Previously we reported on the situation in California around the AB5 legislation. This piece of California’s law has been mired in controversy from the start, as it created a new “ABC” test that must be satisfied…
Yesterday we reported on the recent Department of Labor unemployment report, showing jobless claims up slightly this week to 870,000 from 866,000 a week earlier. Today, Friday October 2nd the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the US added 661,000 jobs in September. This number is well below the 859,000 payroll additions expected by economists surveyed by Bloomberg. The unemployment rate fell to 7.9% last month, from 8.4% in September. However, this is slightly better…