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Case of the Day: G2A.com v. United States

Posted on September 12, 2018

The case of the day is G2A.com Sp. z.o.o. v. United States (D. Del. 2018). G2A was a Polish company. The Polish government requested judicial assistance from the US government under the US/Poland Tax Treaty in connection with a Polish tax investigation concerning G2A. Specifically, the Polish government sought evidence from the Corporation Trust Co., a firm that acts as registered agent and provides other services for many Delaware entities, concerning Gate Arena LLC, a Delaware company. I’m just speculating, but perhaps the Polish government believed there was a connection between Gate Arena and G2A that was not publicly known but that discovery could prove. The IRS served an administrative third-party summons on CT, and G2A moved to quash. One of G2A’s arguments was…

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Case to Watch: In re Abu Zubaydah

Posted on July 24, 2017

Readers, you will want to keep an eye on In re Application of Zayn Al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn (Abu Zabaydah), a really interesting § 1782 application pending in the Eastern District of Washington. Abu Zabaydah was a key figure in the government’s pre- and post-9/11 efforts to fight Al Qaeda. I’m not going to detail the whole sordid history of the case, but from what I’ve read it seems that Abu Zabaydah was a jihadi and an enemy of the United States, and that our government, which captured him in Pakistan in 2002, brutally tortured him and has no intention of either releasing him from custody or charging him with any crime. Senator Feinstein, on the Senate floor, said that for more than two weeks…

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Case of the Day: In re Application Pursuant to § 1782

Posted on September 18, 2014

The case of the day is In re Application Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 (S.D. Ohio 2014). Sebastian Stygar was one of the shareholders and managing directors of several companies called the Lingaro entities. He claimed he had been wrongfully frozen out of the business, and he sought discovery from his two fellow principals, Slawomir Kaczor and Tomasz Rogucki, for use in litigation concerning the dispute in Poland. The facts of the dispute aren’t otherwise important. The key question is where Kaczor and Rogucki could be found. Under § 1782, you can obtain an order for discovery from someone who “resides or is found” in the relevant judicial district. Here, Stygar’s claim was that Kaczor and Rogucki were “found” in the Southern District…

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