Madina Lokova


The federal statute 28 U.S.C. § 1782 (“Section 1782”) allows litigants in foreign proceedings to obtain discovery in the United States, under the broad US discovery rules, for use in such proceedings. Although Section 1782’s use by parties to foreign proceedings has been expanding, there was a split in authority regarding whether the statute was broad enough to permit United States’ courts to authorize discovery for use in private arbitration proceedings overseas.



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