VW Buyers in Europe Enlist US Firms to Clear Hurdles to Recovery

VW Buyers in Europe Enlist US Firms to Clear Hurdles to Recovery

Amanda Bronstad

Lawyers hoping to sue Volkswagen in Europe face a host of challenges: In general, they can’t bring class actions in European courts, and they have limited means for obtaining discovery. Volkswagen also has refused to produce materials, prompting lawyers to file motions under section 1782 of the U.S. Judiciary Act, which could allow them to obtain discovery in U.S. courts for use in a “foreign or international tribunal.”

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