The United States Supreme Court has held that the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil and Commercial Matters provides optional procedures for conducting discovery in a foreign nation to which American courts may resort if, after a particularized comity analysis, they deem it necessary.
Societe Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale v. United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 107 S. Ct. 2542 (1987).
Michael P. Lehutsky,
Hague Convention on Taking Evidence Abroad - Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - Discovery,
Duq. L. Rev.
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