International Litigation & Arbitration: January 2020 Archives

U.S. Court Denies Motion to Stay in $118 Million-Dollar Venezuelan Debt Case

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has denied a motion brought by Venezuelan state-owned oil company, Petróleos De Venezuela, S.A. ("PDVSA"), and PDVSA Petróleo, S.A. ("Petróleo") (together, "Defendants"), for an additional 120-day stay of the litigation in Red Tree Investments, LLC v. Petróleos De Venezuela, S.A. and PDVSA Petróleo, S.A.

Tracking Down Documents For Legal Proceedings Abroad: Recent Decisions Broadening The Scope of Section 1782

Section 1782 of the U.S. Code (28 U.S.C.§ 1782) is a very important discovery tool for litigants who are part of a legal proceeding outside the U.S. (particularly if access to discovery is restricted there). It allows a foreign litigant to make a request before a federal court to obtain evidence from a person within the district for "use in a foreign or international tribunal." 

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