The Eleventh Circuit Takes the Lead in Holding that a Private Commercial Arbitral Tribunal is a Foreign Tribunal under 28 U.S.C. § 1782

On June 25th, 2012 the Eleventh Circuit held that a private commercial arbitration in Ecuador is a tribunal for purposes of 28 U.S.C. § 1782, which allows U.S. courts to assist foreign and international tribunals, and litigants before such tribunals, in obtaining discovery in the United States for use in proceedings before such tribunals. In re Consorcio Ecuatoriano de Telecomunicaciones S.A. v. JAS Forwarding (USA), Inc., 2012 WL 2369166 (11th. Cir. 2012) involves Read more