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Case List

We have provided for you information on Hague Convention cases heard in the United States, including case summaries and full-text copies for many of these cases. The cases listed here are cases in which domestic violence was an issue. They are listed in reverse chronolgoical order and cases with multiple histories are grouped together. 

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2017

Davies v. Davies, 2017 WL 361556 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 25, 2017)

2016

Alcala v. Hernandez, 826 F.3d 161 (4th Cir. 2016), cert. denied, 137 S. Ct. 393 (2016)

Delgado v. Osuna, 837 F.3d 571 (5th Cir. 2016)

Hernandez v. Garcia Pena, 820 F.3d 782 (5th Cir. 2016)

Hernandez v. Cardoso, 844 F.3d 692 (7th Cir. 2016)

Martinez v. Cahue, 826 F.3d 983 (7th Cir. 2016)

Custodio v. Samillan, 842 F.3d 1084 (8th Cir. 2016)

Fernandez v. Bailey, 2016 WL 5149429 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 21, 2016)

Sadoun v. Guigui, 2016 WL 4444890 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 22, 2016) 

Wesley v. Grigorievna, 2016 WL 4493691 (W.D. Pa. Aug. 26, 2016)

2015

Mendez v. May, 778 F.3d 337 (1st Cir. 2015) cert. denied, No. 14-1483, 2015 WL 3819824 (U.S. Oct. 5, 2015)

Ortiz v. Martinez, 789 F.3d 722 (7th Cir. 2015)

Sabogal v. Velarde, No. CIV.A. TDC-15-0448, 2015 WL 2452702 (D. Md. May 20, 2015)

Pliego v. Hayes, 86 F. Supp. 3d 678 (W.D. Ky. 2015)

Noergaard v. Noergaard, --- Cal.Rptr.3d ----,  No. G049854, 2015 WL 9902706 (Cal. Ct. App. Dec. 16, 2015)

2014

Lozano v. Montoya Alvarez, 134 S. Ct. 1224 (2014)

Mauvais v. Herisse, 772 F.3d 6 (1st Cir. 2014)

Ermini v. Vittori, 758 F.3d 153 (2d Cir. 2014)

In re R.V.B., No. 13-CV-4354, 2014 WL 3058250 (E.D.N.Y. July 7, 2014)

Matas-Vidal v. Libbey-Aguilera, No. 2:13CV422 DAK, 2013 WL 3995300 (D. Utah Aug. 5, 2013), appeal dismissed (Mar. 14, 2014)

2013

Yaman v. Yaman, 730 F. 3d 1 (1st Cir. 2013)

Mlynarski v. Pawezka, No. 13-1361, 2013 WL 7899192 (1st Cir. May 8, 2013)

  • Mlynarski v. Pawezka, 931 F. Supp. 2d 277 (D. Mass. 2013)

Souratgar v. Fair, 720 F.3d 96 (2d Cir. 2013)

Aly v. Aden, No. CIV. 12-1960 JRT/FLN, 2013 WL 593420 (D. Minn. Feb. 14, 2013)

In re D.T.J., 956 F. Supp. 2d 523 (S.D.N.Y. 2013) 

Esquivelzeta v. Sohn, No. B235003, 2013 WL 943354 (Cal. Ct. App. Mar. 12, 2013)

2012

Khan v. Fatima, 680 F.3d 781 (7th Cir. 2012)

Demaj v. Sakaj, No. 3:09 CV 255, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38327 (D. Conn. March 21, 2012)

Uzoh v. Uzoh, No. 11-CV-09124, 2012 WL 1565345 (N.D. Ill. May 2, 2012)

2011

Vasquez v. Colores, 648 F.3d 648, 650 (8th Cir. 2011)

Habrzyk v. Habrzyk, 775 F. Supp. 2d 1054 (N.D. Ill. 2011)

Rowe v. Vargason, No. 11-1966, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112034 (D. Minn. Sept. 28, 2011)

Avendano v. Smith, 806 F. Supp. 2d 1149 (D.N.M. 2011)

  • Avendano v. Smith, No. CIV 11-0556 JB/CG, 2011 WL 5223041 (D.N.M. Oct. 6, 2011) (denying stay pending appeal)

Guaragno v. Guaragno, No. 7:09-CV-187-O, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8312 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 11, 2011)

2010

Abbott v. Abbott, 560 U.S. 1 (2010)

Rivera Rivas v. Segovia, No. 2:10-CV-02098, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138607 (W.D. Ark. Dec. 28, 2010)

2008

Adan v. Avans, 544 F.3d 542 (3rd Cir. 2008)

Baran v. Beaty, 526 F.3d 1340, 1352 (11th Cir. 2008)

2007

Simcox v. Simcox, 511 F.3d 594 (6th Cir. 2007)

2005

Van de Sande v. Van de Sande, 431 F.3d 567 (7th Cir. 2005)

Gaudin v. Remis, 415 F.3d 1028 (9th Cir. 2005)

2004

Danaipour v. McLarey (III), 386 F.3d 289 (1st Cir. 2004)

Whallon v. Lynn, 356 F.3d 138 (1st Cir. 2004)

Hasan v. Hasan, No. Civ.A. 03-11960-GAO, 2005 WL 57073 (D. Mass. Jan. 13, 2004)

Locicero v. Lurashi, 321 F. Supp. 2d 295 (D.P.R. 2004)

2003

Antunez-Fernandes v. Connors-Fernandes, 259 F. Supp. 2d 800 (N.D. Iowa 2003)

Belay v. Getachew, 272 F. Supp. 2d 553 (D. Md. 2003)

Aldinger v. Segler, 263 F. Supp. 2d 284 (D.P.R. 2003)

2002

Mendez Lynch v. Mendez Lynch, 220 F. Supp. 2d 1347 (M.D. Fla. 2002)

Velez v. Mitsak, 89 S.W.3d 73 (Tex. Ct. App. 2002)

2​001

Blondin v. Dubois (IV), 238 F.3d 153 (2d Cir. 2001)

Koc v. Koc, 181 F. Supp. 2d 136 (E.D.N.Y 2001)

Tsarbopoulos v. Tsarbopoulos, 176 F. Supp. 2d 1045 (E.D. Wash. 2001)

Salah v. Awes, 629 N.W.2d 99 (Minn. Ct. App. 2001)

2000

Walsh v. Walsh, 221 F.3d 204 (Mass. 2000)

Tabacchi v. Harrison, No. 99 C 4130, 2000 WL 190576 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 10, 2000)

Ostevoll v. Ostevoll, No. C-1-99-961, 2000 WL 1611123 (S.D. Ohio Aug. 16, 2000)

Turner v. Frowein, 752 A.2d 955 (Conn. 2000)

Dalmasso v. Dalmasso, 9 P.3d 551 (Kan. 2000)

1999-1990

Rodriguez v. Rodriguez, 33 F. Supp. 2d 456 (D. Md. 1999)

Janakakis-Kostun v. Janakakis, 6 S.W.3d 843 (Ky. Ct. App. 1999)

Wipranik v. Wipranik, 73 Cal. Rptr. 2d 734 (Cal. Ct. App. 1998)

Wojcik v. Wojcik, 959 F. Supp. 413 (E.D. Mich. 1997)

Krishna v. Krishna, No. C. 97-0021 SC., 1997 WL 195439 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 11, 1997)

Ciotola v. Fiocca, 86 Ohio Misc. 2d 24 (Ct. Com. Pl. 1997)

Zarate v. Perez, No. 96 C 50394, 1996 WL 734613 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 23, 1996)

Nunez-Escudero v. Tice-Menley, 58 F.3d 374 (8th Cir. 1995)

Journe v. Journe, 911 F. Supp. 43 (D.P.R. 1995)

Currier v. Currier, 845 F. Supp. 916 (D.N.H. 1994)

Ponath v. Ponath, 829 F. Supp. 363 (D. Utah 1993)