In a case with international “flavor”, I argued that a $4.8 million dollars judgment entered against my clients was improper. My clients were living in France and were at that stage not defending the lawsuit.
My clients were notified by regular mail of the final hearing to introduce evidence to determine the amount of damages that they would have to pay. However, the plaintiff mailed the notice only 10 days ahead of the hearing. Obviously, my clients did not receive the notice by mail until after the judgment was entered after the hearing.
The mail between the U.S. and Europe is still unreliable. It still gets lost. At any rate, when and if it arrives, it takes between 3 to 6 weeks.
I was hired to conduct the Appeal. I am glad that the three judges on the Court of Appeals all agreed on my theory of the case.