9781590315187

Obtaining Discovery Abroad

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    9781590315187

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    1590315189

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-30
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

This newly-revised and expanded edition of Obtaining Discovery Abroad assists those involved in U.S. litigation in understanding the legal and practical steps for bringing evidence from a foreign jurisdiction back to the United States.

Table of Contents

The Role of Discovery in the U.S. Legal System
1(4)
Discovery Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
5(22)
Introduction
5(1)
The Scope of Discovery: Relevancy
6(1)
Jurisdictional Discovery
7(1)
Discovery Methods: Depositions
8(2)
Treaty or Convention
8(1)
Letter of Request
9(1)
Deposition on Notice
9(1)
Deposition Before Commissioner
9(1)
Party Depositions
10(6)
Managing Agent
10(3)
Location of Party Depositions
13(3)
Third-Party Depositions
16(4)
Voluntary Deposition of Third-Party Foreign Witnesses
16(1)
Involuntary Deposition of Third-Party Foreign Witnesses
17(3)
Interrogatories
20(1)
Requests for Production of Documents
20(6)
Document Discovery of a Party
20(1)
Discovery of Documents from Affiliates
21(2)
Document Discovery of a Third Party
23(3)
Enforcement
26(1)
Discovery Under International Conventions
27(24)
The Hague Evidence Convention
27(20)
Scope of Hague Evidence Convention
27(1)
Civil and Commercial Matters
27(2)
Judicial Proceedings
29(1)
Pretrial Discovery
29(2)
Contracting Parties
31(1)
Collection of Evidence by Letter of Request
31(1)
Mechanism: Letter of Request
32(2)
Central Authority
34(1)
Grounds for Refusal
34(1)
Language
35(1)
Collection of Evidence
35(1)
Timing
36(1)
Legal Privilege
37(1)
Cost
37(1)
Collection of Evidence by Diplomatic Officers and Consular Agents
37(1)
Collection of Evidence by Appointed Commissioners
38(1)
Application of the Hague Evidence Convention in U.S. Courts
39(1)
Relationship between the Hague Evidence Convention and Domestic Law
39(1)
Relevant Standard for Determining Application of Hague Evidence Convention
40(1)
Factors for U.S. Courts to Consider
40(1)
Effectiveness of Convention Procedures
41(3)
Burden of Proof
44(1)
The Application of the Convention to Third Parties
44(2)
Jurisdictional Discovery
46(1)
Application of the Aerospatiale Factors to Private Antitrust Cases
46(1)
Discovery Under the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory
47(4)
Scope of IAC and Protocol
48(1)
Limited Utility for U.S. Litigation
48(3)
Local Law Limitations on Discovery in Foreign Jurisdictions
51(18)
Introduction
51(1)
Blocking Statutes and Privacy Laws
51(12)
Blocking Statutes
51(1)
Privacy Rights
52(1)
Response of U.S. Courts
53(1)
Initial Approach
53(2)
Balancing Test
55(3)
Good Faith
58(3)
Jurisdiction over Non-Complying Party
61(2)
Privileges
63(3)
Conclusion
66(3)
Belgium
69(12)
Introduction
69(1)
Discovery in Belgium
69(4)
Scope of Application
71(1)
Rogatory Commission
72(1)
Limited Success
73(1)
The Production of Documents
73(3)
Conditions
74(1)
Legitimate Motive
74(1)
Sanctions
75(1)
Procedure
76(1)
Examination of Witnesses
76(2)
Procedure
76(1)
Disqualification and Privilege
77(1)
Compulsion
78(1)
Voluntary Depositions
78(1)
Examination of the Parties
78(1)
The Decisory Oath
79(2)
Canada
81(24)
Introduction: Assistance in Obtaining Evidence in Canada
81(2)
Legislative and Treaty Context
81(1)
General Principles
82(1)
Scope of Evidentiary Assistance
83(6)
Assistance in Foreign ``Civil or Commercial Matters''
83(3)
Documents
86(2)
Oral Testimony
88(1)
Form of Request
89(2)
Presentation of Request
91(5)
Procedures for Taking Evidence
96(5)
Depositions
96(1)
Compulsion
97(1)
Privilege, Relevance, Admissibility
97(2)
Restrictions on Use of Evidence
99(2)
Transmission of Deposition Transcripts and Documents
101(1)
Blocking Statutes
101(3)
Conclusion
104(1)
France
105(22)
Introduction
105(1)
France's Hostility to U.S.-Style Discovery Procedures
106(6)
French Domestic Practice
106(2)
The Blocking Statute
108(4)
Mandatory Resort to the Hague Evidence Convention
112(1)
Scope of the Hague Evidence Convention
113(2)
Civil or Commercial Matters
113(1)
Pending or Contemplated or Commenced in the Courts
114(1)
Obtaining Evidence Under the Hague Evidence Convention
115(9)
Letters Rogatory
115(3)
Proceedings Before Diplomatic or Consular Officers
118(3)
Proceedings Before a Person Commissioned by the U.S. Court
121(1)
Privilege and Capacity
122(1)
Incapacity
123(1)
Exemptions
123(1)
U.S. Cases
124(3)
Germany
127(30)
Introduction
127(1)
Introduction to German Civil Procedure
127(6)
Pleading
127(2)
Witnesses
129(1)
Non-Party Witnesses
130(1)
Party Witnesses
131(1)
Experts
132(1)
Documentary Evidence
132(1)
Assistance in Obtaining Evidence for U.S. Litigation
133(2)
Statutory Framework
133(1)
Rechtshilfeordnung fur Zivilsachen
133(1)
Diplomatic Notes
134(1)
Hague Evidence Convention
135(13)
Civil or Commercial Judicial Proceedings
135(2)
Pretrial Discovery Limitations
137(5)
Procedures Under the Hague Evidence Convention
142(1)
Form of Request
142(1)
Presentation of Request
143(1)
Mechanics of Taking Depositions
144(3)
Compulsion
147(1)
Transmission of Deposition Transcripts and Documents
147(1)
Limitations on Discovery Requests
148(4)
Blocking Statutes
148(2)
Privileges
150(1)
Business Secrets
151(1)
Practical Reliance on the Hague Evidence Convention
152(5)
Italy
157(14)
Introduction
157(1)
Applicable Law
157(1)
Implementation of the Hague Evidence Convention in Italy
158(6)
Assistance in ``Civil or Commercial Matters''
158(2)
Pretrial Discovery Requests
160(1)
General
160(1)
Urgent Requests Prior to the Start of the Proceeding
161(1)
Scope of the Request
161(2)
Requests for Documents
163(1)
Requests for Oral Testimony
163(1)
Form of Request
164(1)
Transmission of the Request
165(1)
Transmission of Deposition Transcripts and Documents
166(1)
Diplomatic Officers, Consular Agents, and Commissioners
166(1)
Procedures for Taking Depositions
167(1)
Privileges
168(1)
Blocking Statutes
169(2)
Japan
171(10)
Introduction
171(2)
Oral Testimony
173(3)
The Reciprocal Judicial Assistance Act
173(2)
U.S.-Japan Consular Convention
175(1)
Documents
176(3)
The Consular Convention and the Reciprocal Judicial Assistance Act
176(1)
Obtaining Certain Types of Japanese Official Documents
177(2)
U.S. Cases
179(2)
The Netherlands
181(22)
Introduction
181(1)
Application of the Hague Evidence Convention
182(3)
Scope of Application
182(1)
Broad Interpretation
183(2)
Assistance in Obtaining Evidence Under the Hague Evidence Convention
185(18)
Civil or Commercial Matters in Judicial Proceedings
185(1)
Letters of Request
186(1)
Form and Content
186(1)
The Central Authority and the Competent Courts
187(2)
Language of the Letter of Request
189(1)
Applicability of the DCCP
190(1)
Privileges
191(1)
State of Execution
191(1)
State of Origin
192(1)
Law of a Third State
193(1)
Pretrial Discovery
193(3)
Presence of the Parties
196(1)
Measures of Compulsion
197(1)
The Official Report
198(1)
Extrajudicial Methods
199(1)
Taking of Evidence by Diplomatic Officers or Consular Agents
200(1)
Taking of Evidence by Commissioners
200(3)
Switzerland
203(28)
Introduction
203(3)
Assistance in Obtaining Evidence Generally
203(1)
Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters
204(1)
Specific Features of Civil Litigation in Switzerland
205(1)
Scope of Evidentiary Assistance
206(5)
Civil or Commercial Matters
206(1)
In General
206(2)
Pretrial Discovery of Documents
208(1)
U.S. Antitrust Proceedings
209(2)
Form and Presentation of Requests
211(1)
Form and Content
211(1)
Language
211(1)
Presentation of Request
212(1)
Procedures for Taking Evidence
212(7)
Executing Authority
212(1)
Taking of Depositions
213(2)
Compulsion
215(1)
Privileges
216(2)
Transmission of Deposition Transcripts and Documents
218(1)
Grounds for Refusal
219(1)
Taking of Evidence by Diplomatic Officers, Consular Agents, and Commissioners
219(2)
Blocking Statutes
221(8)
Criminal Statutes
222(1)
Acting Without Authorization for a Foreign State
222(1)
Economic Intelligence
223(2)
Violation of Official Secrecy
225(1)
Violation of Professional Secrets
226(1)
Banking Secrecy
226(2)
Audit Secrecy
228(1)
State of Necessity
228(1)
Privacy
229(1)
U.S. Cases
229(2)
United Kingdom
231(36)
Introduction
231(1)
Civil and Commercial Proceedings
232(4)
Court or Tribunal
233(2)
Civil Proceedings
235(1)
Contemplated
236(1)
Authority to Issue Orders
236(10)
Requests for Evidence
237(1)
Pretrial Discovery
238(2)
Evidence for the Purposes of Civil Proceedings
240(1)
Relevance and Admissibility
240(1)
Documents
241(2)
Examination of Witnesses
243(1)
Evidence for Use at Trial
243(1)
Ability of the Intended Witness
244(1)
Particularity of the Evidence Requested
245(1)
Discretion
246(8)
Saving Requests
246(2)
Oppressive Requests
248(1)
Evidence to be Used in Other Proceedings
249(1)
Prejudicial to UK Sovereignty
250(2)
Confidentiality
252(1)
Risk of Criminal Prosecution
253(1)
Potential for a Non-Party to Restrain Disclosure
254(1)
The Protection of Trading Interests Act of 1980
254(4)
Privilege
258(2)
Procedure
260(7)
Letters of Request
260(1)
Application
261(1)
Service of the Order
262(1)
Applications to Set Aside an Order and Appeals
263(1)
Conduct of the Examination
263(2)
Transmission of the Deposition Transcript to the Requesting Court
265(2)
Annex I Bibliography 267(12)
Annex II Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters 279(16)
Annex III Signatories to the Hague Evidence Convention 295(2)
Annex IV Reservations and Declarations to the Hague Evidence Convention 297(12)
Annex V Foreign Central Authorities Under the Hague Evidence Convention 309(12)
Annex VI Model for Letters of Request Recommended for Use in Applying the Hague Evidence Convention 321(6)
Annex VII Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory 327(6)
Annex VIII Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory 333

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