Welcome to Section1782.com
Section1782.com is an educational website that promotes knowledge about Section 1782, a U.S. federal statute that enables international litigants obtain discovery in the United States for use in a foreign proceeding.
Section1782.com is edited by Lucas Bento FRSA FCIArb, an international lawyer based in New York and author of the only book on the statute.
What is Section 1782?
28 U.S.C. s. 1782 ("Section 1782") provides, in pertinent part:
"The district court of the district in which a person resides or is found may order him to give his testimony or statement or to produce a document or other thing for use in a proceeding in a foreign or international tribunal, including criminal investigations conducted before formal accusation."
The Section1782.com blog will feature regular updates about recent cases and developments in the law. Follow the blog to stay up to date on the law and practice of Section 1782!
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The creator of Section1782.com authored the world's first and only book on Section 1782. More information about the book can be found here.
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A curious quirk of our law is that American courts are not limited to American disputes. If foreign tribunals and parties to their proceedings need evidence from third parties located in the United States, they may take discovery of such evidence through a court-supervised procedure enacted by Congress [i.e. Section 1782].
In re Ex Parte Application of Qualcomm Inc., 162 F. Supp. 3d 1029 (N.D. Cal. 2016).