Back in March 2020, the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in the Servotronics case, holding that courts had the power, under § 1782, to order discovery in aid of a private international arbitration outside the United States.
The case of the day is In re Petition of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (7th Cir. 2014). Judge Posner, who wrote the opinion and is also the author of the Heraeus Kulzer and GEA Group cases, continues to show a strong interest in international judicial assistance. The case arose on a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to challenge an unusual discovery sanction—an order requiring depositions of foreign witnesses to take place in the United States.