Interpreting Section 1782 Post-Intel: Part 1

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT) -- Section 1782 provides the basic requirements and parameters of the scope of discovery available for interested parties seeking information located in the United States for use in foreign proceedings. By broadening the scope of judicial assistance available in the U.S. for discovery to be used in foreign litigation, Congress intended for Section 1782 to encourage reciprocity from foreign tribunals.[1] Although we are still awaiting reciprocity, Section 1782 has been the subject of legal discussion and seemingly varied judicial interpretations in the U.S.

Section 1782 confers broad...
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