11th Circuit Court Of Appeals Affirms Sequor Law Section 1782 Orders
Sequor Law, led by Arnoldo B. Lacayo and Cristina Vicens, secured a favorable ruling from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the district court’s orders holding that Sequor Law’s client was entitled to receive judicial assistance under 28 U.S.C. § 1782. In In re Application of Rigail Pons, Sequor Law represents an ex-wife in a foreign proceeding where the foreign court is charged with conducting an inventory of marital assets. Based on indicia that the ex-husband did not completely and accurately disclose his marital assets, Sequor Law was able to deploy Section 1782 successfully to obtain documents and testimony from financial institutions and other discovery targets that had documents and information about marital assets that the ex-husband should have, but did not, disclose before the foreign court. The Eleventh Circuit agreed with the district court, that the evidence sought would be “for use” in the foreign proceeding where the ex-wife would have the opportunity to use the evidence to request that the foreign court carry out a supplemental inventory of marital assets, including assets that were not disclosed during the original inventory proceeding. This decision in favor of Sequor Law’s client is the second significant Section 1782 decision obtained by the firm at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals following the 2014 decision in In re Application of Consorcio Ecuatoriano de Telecomunicaciones S.A.
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