Discovery for Foreign Proceedings after Intel v. Advanced Micro Devices A Critical Analysis of 28 U.S.C. 1782 Jurisprudence – Note by Marat A. Massen

From Volume 83, Number 4 (May 2010)

The Supreme Court’s decision to bar the foreign discoverability requirement in Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. has led district courts after Intel to render troubling and inconsistent decisions on whether to grant requests for discovery for use in foreign tribunals under 28 U.S.C. § 1782(a). Because Intel gave district courts no guidelines for evaluating foreign tribunals’ receptivity to discovery acquired in the United States, § 1782(a)’s goals of fostering international judicial cooperation and providing efficient resolutions offoreign cases have gone unfulfilled.



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