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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Hague Convention District Court Cases decided during 2020

Adkins, v Adkins, 2020 WL 6508616 (U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. California, 2020)Filed  11/05/2020
[Switzerland] [Necessary Costs and expenses] [Granted requested amount of fees for US attorneys and travel costs to Switzerland][Fees denied for Swiss attorneys]

Ajami v Solano, 2020 WL 996813 (U.S. Dist. Ct., M.D. Tennessee, Nashville Division, 2020) 02/28/20
[Venezuela] [Petition granted] [Grave risk of harm defense not established]

Avendano v  Blanco Balza, 2020 WL 897686 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Mass, 2020) Filed 02/25/2020
[Venezuela] [Petition denied] [Wishes of child defense]

Babcock, v Babcock, 2020 WL 7020293 (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Iowa, Eastern Division, 2020). Filed 11/30/2020
[Canada] [Petition granted] [Telephonic hearing] [Habitual residence] Defenses not established]

Barron,  v Kendall, 2020 WL 2521915 (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. California, 2020).Filed 05/18/2020
[Mexico][Petition dismissed[ Younger Abstention] Colorado River]

Beard v  Beard,  2020 WL 4548253 (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Iowa, Central Division, 2020). Filed 06/19/2020
[Canada] [Motion for attorneys fees of $14,617 and costs of $597.00 granted]

Bejarno v Jimenez,  2020 WL 4188212 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D. New Jersey, 2020) Filed 07/21/2020
[Honduras][Petition denied] [Now settled defense established]

Blancarte  v Santamaria,  2020 WL 38932 (U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Michigan, Southern Division, 2020). 01/03/2020
[Mexico] [Petition granted][Habitual residence] [Now settled not established][Grave risk of harm not established] [Undertakings ordered]

Dorian O. Chambers,  v Leopold S.P. Russell,  2020 WL 5044036 (U.S. Dist. Ct., M.D. North Carolina, 2020).Filed 08/26/2020
[Jamaica] [Petition granted][Habitual residence] [Now settled defense not established][Wishes of child defense not established] [Grave risk of harm defense not established]

Gil Colon, v Mejia Montufar,  2020 WL 3634021, (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Florida, 2020). Signed 07/02/2020
[Guatemala] [Petition denied] [Grave risk of harm not established] [Wishes of the child defense established]

Cordoba, v Mullins,  2020 WL 3429771 (U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division, 2020). 06/23/2020
[Ecuador][Abstention] Motion for Stay granted under Colorado river]

Da Silva and Biagioli, v Vieira,  2020 WL 5652710 (U.S. Dist. Ct., M.D. Florida, 2020) 09/23/2020
[Brazil] [Petition granted] {Habitual residence] [Grave risk of harm not established] [Now settled not established]

Forcelli, v Smith,  2020 WL 5015838 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Minnesota, 2020) Filed 08/25/2020
[Germany] [Petition granted][Habitual residence][None of the 4 defenses were established]

Gallegos, v Soto, 2020 WL 2086554 (U.S. Dist. Ct., W.D. Texas, Austin Division, 2020) Filed 04/30/2020
[Mexico] [Petition granted] District Court stayed return due to Covid19] Grave risk of harm not established] [Violation of fundamental principles not established]

Garcia, v Reynosa,  2020 WL 777247 (U.S. Dist. Ct., W.D. Washington, 2020) 02/18/2020
[Guatemala] [Petition granted] [Habitual residence] [Grave risk of harm not established]

Guerra, v Rodas,  2020 WL 2858534.(U.S. Dist. Ct., W.D. Oklahoma, 2020) Filed 06/02/2020

[Guatemala] [Petition granted] [Habitual Residence][ Grave risk of harm not established] [Consent not established]

Hulsh v  Hulsh,  2020 WL 6381362 (U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division, 2020) 10/30/2020
[Necessary expenses][Referred to Magistrate Judge

J.C.C. v L.C., 2020 WL 6375789 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D. New Jersey, 2020) Filed 10/30/2020
[El Salvador] [Petition granted][Habitual residence] {Grave risk of harm not established]

Joya v Gonzales, 2020 WL 1181846 (U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Louisiana, 2020). 03/12/2020
[Honduras] [Petition granted] [Grave risk of harm defense not established]

Leon, v Ruiz,  2020 WL 1227312 (U.S. Dist. Ct., W.D. Texas, Midland-Odessa Division, 2020). Filed 03/13/2020
[Mexico] [Petition granted] [Habitual residence]

Lopez v Bamaca,  2020 WL 1915260 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Delaware, 2020) Filed 04/20/2020
[Mexico][Petition granted] [Failure to exercise custodial rights not established]

Monroy, v De Mendoza,  2019 WL 7630631 (U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Texas, Dallas Division, 2020). Filed 09/20/2019
[El Salvador] [Report Recommended Petition be granted] [Habitual residence] [Grave risk of harm defense not established

Moreno, v Zank, 2020 WL 1950834 (U.S. Dist. Ct., W.D. Michigan, Southern Division, 2020). Filed 04/23/2020
[Ecuador] [On remand] [Now settled filing within 1 year not established]

Moreno, v Zank, 2020 WL 4583755 (U.S. Dist. Ct., W.D. Michigan, Southern Division, 2020). Filed 05/21/2020 
[Ecuador] [On remand] [ Motion for Summary Judgment denied]

Oraelosi, v Nwanji,  2008 WL 11516425 (U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division, 2020). Filed: 01/24/2008
[United Kingdom] [Summary judgment denied]

Pawananun, v  Pettit, 2020 WL 7585621( U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Ohio, Eastern Division, 2020).12/22/2020
[Thailand] {Petition granted][Habitual residence][Grave risk of harm not established]

Pawananun, v Pettit,  2020 WL 4462255 (U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Ohio, Eastern Division, 2020). 08/04/2020
[Thailand] [Comity] [Motion to strike defense denied]

Radu v  Shon,  2020 WL 5576742 ( U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Arizona, 2020). 09/17/2020
[Germany][Petition granted] [Habitual residence] [Grave risk of harm not established

Radu v  Shon,  2020 WL 6741538 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Arizona, 2020) .11/17/2020
[Germany] [Petition granted] [Motion to stay return order pending appeal granted]

Rodriguez v  Fernandez,  2020 WL 6566036, (U.S. Dist. Ct., M.D. Tennessee, Nashville Division, 2020).11/09/2020
[Mexico] [Petition denied] [Habitual residence][Plaintiff failed to meet burden of proof]

Sacchi v Dervishi,  2020 WL 3618957 (U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. California, 2020). 07/02/2020
[Italy] [Petition granted]{Habitual residence] [Exercise of rights of custody] [ Consent or Acquiescence not established]

Schurmann, v  Carr, Tedrick, and  Anqui-Tedrick, 2020 WL 1236916, Filed 02/24/2020
[Spain][Report & Recommendation] [ Motion to dismiss granted] 

Schwartz, v  Hinnendael,  2020 WL 6111634 (U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Wisconsin, 2020). Filed 10/16/2020
[Mexico] [Petition denied] [Failure to prove habitual residence in Mexico] [Grave risk of harm exception also applied]

Stone, v   Stone,  2020 WL 491194 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D. New Jersey, 2020) . Filed 01/30/2020
[Israel] [Petition denied] [Necessary Costs and expenses] [Respondents motion for attorneys fees denied as not authorized by ICARA]

Wan v Debolt, 2020 WL 6274992, (U.S. Dist. Ct., C.D. Illinois, Eastern Division, 2020)10/26/20
[Hong Kong] [Motion to dismiss denied] [Hong Kong not removed from Hague convention]

Zaoral v Meza, 2020 WL 5036521 (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Texas, Houston Division, 2020) Filed 08/26/2020
[Venezuela][Petition granted][ Habitual residence] [Defenses not established]



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