Arbitration Institution Backs High Court Discovery Petition

Law360 (January 5, 2021, 9:43 PM EST) -- The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution is backing a bid for the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve whether U.S. law allows federal courts to order discovery for private commercial arbitration abroad, arguing Tuesday that uncertainty on this "highly important issue" will prevail without its help.

CPR — a nonprofit organization that describes itself as a "global thought leader in conflict management" and administrator of international arbitrations — told the justices that a split among the federal circuit courts on the question not only creates an opportunity for "blatant" forum shopping but also means that parties may be left with no...

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