The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently issued an opinion on defendant Constructora del Litoral’s Motion to Dismiss for Insufficiency of Service of Process by plaintiff Folksamerica Reinsurance. The action arises out of defendants’ alleged failure to indemnify Folksamerica for sums paid in connection with reinsuring surety bonds issued for a construction project in Ecuador. Plaintiff served process pursuant to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol. Constructora alleged in its Motion to Dismiss that service was improper under both Ecuadorian law and under the Convention. The Court concluded that, although defendants had met the burden in establishing that service of process was insufficient, Folksamerica should be given 60 days to perfect service and file proof with the Court. Further background is available in the motion to dismiss, and the opposition to the motion to dismiss. Folksamerica Reinsurance Co. v. Constructora del Litoral, S.A., Case No. 10-20560 (S.D. Fla. June 18, 2010).