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

Law360 (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...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!