Levi Strauss & Co. v. Zhejiang Weidu Garment Co., Ltd., No. 16 C 7824, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.).
Judge Shadur denied defendant yogee-mall’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2)&(5) motion to dismiss in this trademark dispute.
The Court held that it did not improperly allow alternative service instead of requiring following the Hague Convention requirements because yogee-mall (not its counsel) made false statements to the Court and because yogee-mall’s motion was not known thereby allowing the Court to authorize alternative service. Instead of repeating plaintiff Levi Strauss’s analysis as to the underlying issues, the Court attached it to the order and adopted its reasoning.