The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court’s ruling that barred a Costa Rican distributor from taking legal action against a multinational company outside the United States, an issue involving foreign anti-suit injunctions that has caused a split in the circuit courts.

The Nov. 21 ruling allows Lantech, a Costa Rican corporation, to pursue legal action in Costa Rica against Canonlat, Canon Inc.’s Latin American operation. Canon v. Lantech, No. 07-13571 (11th Cir.).