Case of the Day: In re Request for Judicial Assistance from the First Instance Court in Civil and Commercial Matters
Posted on February 19, 2019
The case of the day is In re Request for Judicial Assistance from the First Instance Court in Civil and Commercial Matters No. 12 in Buenos Aires, Argentina (M.D. Fla. 2019). An Argentine court requested judicial assistance from the United States under the Hague Evidence Convention in order to obtain bank account statements for a particular bank account and information about a particular wire transfer. The government decided to execute the request and brought an application under § 1782 for appointment of a commissioner to take the evidence from Merrill Lynch, the bank in question.