Justices Asked To Rule On Arbitration Discovery Question

Law360 (December 7, 2020, 4:51 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court was asked Monday to decide whether U.S. law allows federal courts to order discovery for private commercial arbitration abroad, in a case brought by an aerospace parts maker seeking information for a $12.8 million U.K. arbitration over an engine fire.

The parts maker, Servotronics Inc. is challenging the Seventh Circuit's September decision rejecting its petition under Section 1782 of the U.S. Code for permission to subpoena Boeing to turn over documents for an arbitration brought by Rolls-Royce PLC in London. Section 1782 allows federal courts to order entities in their districts to turn over evidence to be...

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