The case of the day is Interbrew Central European Holding BV v. Molson Coors Brewing Co. (D. Colo. 2013). The case is an entirely routine § 1782 application; the reason I call attention to it is that the judge, or rather the magistrate judge (Mix, M.J.), mused on the question whether she had authority to decide the application outright, or whether she could only make a report and recommendation to the court. This was an issue I have previously considered. Judge Mix concluded that she had authority to decide the matter, though she noted the issue was not settled in the Tenth Circuit. I note the competing considerations in the prior post.