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Strauss v. Credit Lyonnais

242 F.R.D. 199 (2007)

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Strauss v. Credit Lyonnais

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

242 F.R.D. 199 (2007)

Facts

Moses Strauss (plaintiff) sued Credit Lyonnais, S.A. (defendant) in federal court, claiming damages for injuries resulting from an attack by the militant Islamist group HAMAS. To win his case, Strauss needed to show that HAMAS drew its funding from the charitable group CBSP, which did its banking with Credit Lyonnais. Strauss petitioned the court for a discovery order compelling Credit Lyonnais to release its CBSP-account files, which Credit Lyonnais compiled and maintained in France. Credit Lyonnais objected on the grounds that French privacy law prohibited the bank from releasing confidential customer information. The court noted that both France and the United States were signatories to the Hague Convention relating to cross-border discovery and to an international convention aimed at suppressing the financing of groups such as HAMAS.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Matsumoto, J.)

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