Match Group, LLC v. Bumble Trading Inc.

Western District of Texas, txwd-6:2018-cv-00080

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Exhibit 1 Civil Action Group dba APS International, Ltd. APS INTERNATIONAL PLAZA (952) 831-7776 ext: 336 7800 GLENROY ROAD FAX (952) 831-8150 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55439-3122 TOLL FREE (800) 328-7171 TOLL FREE FAX (800) 538-5299 TRANSMISSION DATE: August 08, 2019 TO: Ms. Beverly J. DeFeo FAX NUMBER: (214) 888-4849 FROM: Glenda Fichtner (800) 328-7171, ext. 336 Subject: Service in England The following material is 5 pages including the cover sheet. If you do not receive any of these pages, please call the above named sender at (952) 831-7776. COMMENTS: Thank you for contacting APS International and the Civil Action Group for your international service of process needs. The information you have requested follows. Other available services: • Business, Contract & Patent translations • Medical or Private records retrieval • Deposition Scheduling worldwide • Transcriptions (including foreign language tapes) • Investigations and Surveillance • and many more… Online Ordering of all services is available at our website. The information contained in this document is privileged and confidential, intended only for the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please immediately notify us by telephone, and destroy the original message. Page 1 Civil Action Group dba APS International, Ltd. APS INTERNATIONAL PLAZA (952) 831-7776 ext: 336 7800 GLENROY ROAD FAX (952) 831-8150 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55439-3122 TOLL FREE (800) 328-7171 TOLL FREE FAX (800) 538-5299 August 08, 2019 Attn: Ms. Beverly J. DeFeo CALDWELL CASSADY & CURRY 2101 Cedar Springs Rd., Ste. 1000 Dallas, TX 75201 RE: Service of process in England. Dear Ms. DeFeo: Thank you for contacting APS. We've served tens of thousands of documents abroad and are more than willing to assist you with serving process in England. APS has been handling international service of process requests since 1983. Our experience tells us that foreign governments, laws and treaties are changing all the time. Since we handle such a large volume of requests, we are usually one of the first entities to know about these changes. Please read the following bolded section carefully. It provides information or current events which may affect service. Court-certified copies of all documents to be served are REQUIRED for Central Authority Service. The United States and England are both party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, (20 U.S.T. 361; 658 U.N.T.S. 163). Service in accordance with this international treaty is the exclusive method for serving documents there. The entire process normally takes 12 - 16 weeks through the Central Authority in England. An equivalent alternative method for service of process is outlined below. Expedited in-house processing is available for an additional fee. In order that we may begin processing your request, please send the following: Page 2 COVER LETTER - Please include all of the following: the requested service(s) of APS (e.g., Hague or Alt-Hague Service, translation, investigation); the name and street address of the defendant(s) to be served – note: If you do not have a valid address, APS has investigators around the world and can assist you; any court imposed deadlines relating to service of process; COURT ORDERS - If your court requires an out-of-state process server to be appointed by the court, please contact me for a draft Order in MS Word® or WordPerfect® that contains specific wording based on our experience. TWO COURT CERTIFIED COPIES OF YOUR DOCUMENTS FOR SERVICE, PER SERVE- Summons, Complaint and any other court-required attachments. Each document must be individually certified. PAYMENT - The following fees represent our standard charges. Since APS operates on a prepaid basis, please be aware that no processing can begin before payment is received. Central Authority Service...........................................................................$360.00 (each add'l service request in the same country) ...................................$240.00 Alternative Hague Service Service of process may also be pursued in England via an alternative method that is equivalent to service through the Central Authority. It is important to note that service via this method must be handled properly. This is not an assignment for your local process server. It could result in a challenge by the defendant and a Motion to Quash/Dismiss your action. CAG works with you even through the preparation of a response to any challenges to service. In order for CAG to process your Alternative Service request, please provide the following: (1) A cover letter as described above; (2) Two photocopies of the documents for service, unless your court requires that certified or original documents be served; (3) Payment. The following fees represent our standard charges for service in major metropolitan areas. If your defendant is outside these areas, additional fees may be necessary for travel expenses. Alternative Service (per location) .................................................................$900.00 (each add'l defendant at same address, if sub-service permitted) ..............$450.00 Service within London..................................................................................$700.00 (each add'l defendant at same address) ......................................................$350.00 Alternative service normally takes six to nine weeks, however, this can be expedited for additional fees. Page 3 Pursuing service on a defendant in a foreign country is a serious undertaking. Let APS help you cut through the red-tape and confusion. We can do all the work for you and let you focus on the other aspects of the litigation. With U.S. courts pushing for quicker turn-around times and setting increasingly shorter deadlines, every day makes a difference. We know what the foreign governments will and will not allow. If necessary, APS can provide affidavits to assist you with a motion to counter any court-imposed time constraints that cannot be reasonably met. If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to call. Sincerely, Glenda Fichtner International Division (800) 328-7171, ext. 336 Page 4 PLEASE RETURN THIS PAGE TO APS WITH YOUR REQUEST Date of Fee Quote: August 08, 2019 APS File: 281600-1 Attn: Ms. Beverly J. DeFeo CALDWELL CASSADY & CURRY 2101 Cedar Springs Rd., Ste. 1000 Dallas, TX 75201 Your File #: ___________________ Case Name: Country: England Important Considerations: 1. Please make your instruction letter to us as detailed as possible. 2. Be sure to include any time constraints or statutory requirements specific to your court. 3. Make sure to enclose the appropriate number of copies of all documents for service. 4. Remember, APS is a prepaid service. We will not begin the processing of your request until the required fees are paid in advance. For specific instructions regarding our requirements, please refer to the preceding pages... or you may call me toll free at 1-800-328-7171 - ext: 336 Glenda Fichtner APS International Division 7800 Glenroy Road Minneapolis, MN 55439-3122 Page 5