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Service of Process: Cardona v. Kreamer / Lac Vieux

Az. Sup. Ct (2010-Jul-30)

Service of process on persons and business entities in Mexico by certified mail, e-mail, federal express, and 1st class mail is defective.  Service of foreign judicial documents in Mexico must be made through Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Arizona cannot attempt to exercise jurisdiction under a rule promulgated by its courts if that rule would violate an international treaty.  Service through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs the exclusive means available under the Hague Convention.

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