Wheat v Alphabet Inc./Google LLC and another

Practice – Service outside jurisdiction. Applying settled law to the facts, the claimant had not met any of the three tests for the grant of permission to serve a claim, alleging breach of contract and infringement of copyright, among other things, on the first defendant (Google LLC) in California. The Chancery Division, in dismissing the claimant's applications, further ruled that there was no logical basis for an exceptional step to be taken by deeming service of the claim to have taken place.

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