Where Cos. Are 'Found' In §1782 Discovery Applications

Law360, New York (March 17, 2017, 12:55 PM EDT) -- Alex Wentworth-Ping

Derek Jackson

Michael Westfal International litigants increasingly seek broad, U.S.-style discovery under a potentially powerful provision of the U.S. code: 28 U.S.C. § 1782. Given the costs of complying with broad discovery demands, multinational companies with a presence in the U.S. should have a particular interest in judicial determinations regarding the limits of when the statute can be properly invoked. A recent decision in the Northern District of California sheds light on one aspect of this issue: what standard applies when determining whether a respondent corporation “resides or is found” in the district in which an application for discovery...

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