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Federal - Service of Process Under Hague Convention

Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, No. 16-254 (5/22/2017).  The US Supreme Court resolved a split in the Circuits on the issue of whether the Hague Service Convention (a treaty governing service of documents in foreign countries) prohibits service of process by mail. 

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Federal - Corporate Residence Under Patent Law

TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Groups Brands LLC, No. 16-341 (5/22/2017). The US Supreme Court ruled that a patent infringement suit against a corporation, where venue is based on the corporation’s residence, must be brought in the state of incorporation. 

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Pennsylvania - Homeowners Association

Serota v. London Towne Homeowners Association, 2017 Pa. Commw. Unpub. LEXIS 302 (4/27/17). The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that an amendment to the association’s bylaws changing the voting rights of members from one vote per lot owned to one vote per member was invalid. 

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Texas - Registered Office

U.S. Energy Management Inc. v. JRB International L.P., 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 374 (4/26/2017). The Texas appellate court ruled that a corporation that listed its business address as its registered office, and then failed to update the Secretary of State’s records when the business moved, was not entitled to a bill of review of the default judgment issued against it.

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Webinar: Evaluating and Valuing Your Business Entity Name

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Tuesday, June 6
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Monday, June 12 - Thursday, June 15
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Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston
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Ohio - What Constitutes Doing Business

First National Bank of Omaha v. Spirit Medical Transport, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 1475 (4/21/17). The Ohio appellate court ruled that the plaintiff bank could not maintain an action in Ohio because it was not qualified to do business. 

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