SC Judge Expresses Doubt About Authority In 1782 Case

Law360 (August 27, 2020, 5:34 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina court has ordered Rolls-Royce, Boeing and an aerospace component maker to address key open questions as it continues to consider whether it has the authority to grant subpoenas of two out-of-state witnesses to a 2016 plane-testing accident.

A second round of supplemental briefs is merited to resolve the "crucial issue" of whether Servotronics Inc. can continue to seek to subpoena witnesses Terrance Shifley and Scott Walston for a U.K. arbitration even though they don't live in South Carolina, according to U.S. District Judge David C. Norton. 

The revelation that Shifley and Walston don't live in state came at...

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