June 24, 2013
Michael D. Goldhaber
Last year the American Bar Association reported that global companies in U.S. court increasingly face a “Hobson’s choice”: to offend a foreign privacy law, or to defy a U.S. discovery obligation. Don’t look now, but Mr. Hobson is going to Washington.
Arab Bank plc on Monday filed a U.S. Supreme Court cert petitionciting the ABA report, and asking the court to remove the “Hobson’s choice” it purportedly faces: to “either violate foreign laws and face criminal prosecution or accept sanctions that threaten its existence.”