YouTube Analysis: What Happens Next with the 3/22 Servotronics Cert Grant on Foreign Arbitration Evidence

John Pinney, counsel to Graydon in Cincinnati, joins Russ Bleemer, editor of Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, to set the stage on why the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday, March 22, to hear Servotronics Inc. v. Rolls-Royce PLC, et al., No. 20-794, and what may happen if the arbitration proceeds in advance of the expected late 2021 Court arguments.

This morning, CPR Speaks examined the cert grant and provided links covering some of the policy considerations that John discusses in this video.  See Amy Foust, The Next Arbitration Matter:  Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Extent of Foreign Tribunal Evidence Powers, CPR Speaks (March 22).

Disclosure: As discussed in the CPR YouTube video, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution—CPR, which publishes this blog, submitted an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to resolve the split in federal circuit court opinions on the topic without taking a position on the merits. See “CPR Files Amicus Brief Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Tackle Foreign Discovery for Arbitration,” CPR Speaks (Jan. 6, 2021) (available at (CPR has created a web page for the brief at

Our guest John Pinney wrote the amicus brief on CPR’s behalf.   


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