Despite 2nd Circ. Ruling, Discovery Statute's Reach Grows

By Katherine Helm, Joseph Abraham and Charles Hsu (July 20, 2020, 11:20 AM EDT) -- These are the days of quarantine life.

In this time of COVID-19, when every day seems to bring new travel restrictions for Americans, it is nice to know that there are some things we can still count on. Lawyers keep litigating, and thanks to a curious statute, Title 28 of the U.S. Code, Section 1782, we can do so with extraterritorial effect.

For those not familiar with Section 1782, it is a mechanism that permits any interested person in a legal proceeding outside the U.S. to obtain discovery both in and outside the U.S. for use in the foreign proceeding. The...

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