UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
CASE NO. 13-20331-CIV-MOORE/TORRESLACOSTE ALLIGATOR S.A.
/ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR ALTERNATE SERVICE
THIS CAUSE came before the Court upon Plaintiffs’ Motion for Order AuthorizingAlternate Service of Process on Defendants Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(f)(3)(ECF No. 31). UPON CONSDERATION of the Motion, the pertinent portions of the Record andbeing otherwise fully advised in the premises, the Court enters the following Order.Plaintiffs, Lacoste Alligator S.A. and Lacoste USA, Inc. (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) arguethat, despite Plaintiffs’ best efforts, Plaintiffs have been unable to physically locate Defendantsto effectuate process. According to Plaintiffs, Defendants have intentionally concealed theirlocation to thwart attempts to serve them. See Decl. of Huang Yu Ting (ECF No. 31-5 ¶¶ 4-5).Plaintiffs now seek permission to serve the Summons, Complaint, and all other future filings inthis matter, upon Defendants via their known e-mail addresses and/or website publication.Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(f)(3) permits service at a place not within any judicial districtof the United States by “other means not prohibited by international agreement, as the courtdirects.” Having carefully considered the Matter, this Court finds that service via Defendants’known email addresses and/or website publication is not prohibited by any international
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