2nd Circ. Ruling May Cause Int'l Discovery Flurry In NY

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 1:09 PM EDT) -- U.S. Code Title 28 Section 1782 is a procedural mechanism that allows litigants to obtain discovery through a United States court in furtherance of a foreign proceeding.

The statute provides that "[t]he district court of the district in which a person resides or is found may order him to give his testimony or statement or to produce a document or other thing for use in a proceeding in a foreign or international tribunal[.]" Once the court determines that the statutory requirements are met, it has the discretion to permit discovery, which generally is to be conducted pursuant to the Federal Rules...

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