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Documents from Irish family law case could be used in US litigation concerning a bankrupt

By: Mark Tottenham BL

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High Court grants leave for the use of documentation from a family law action in Ireland in proceedings pending in the United States of America concerning a bankrupt's estate.

Application by Official Assignee for leave to use documentation from other proceedings in the bankruptcy - application for matters to be heard in camera - s. 134 of the Bankruptcy Act 1988 - hearing in camera - bankruptcy in United States of America - documentation furnished to US Trustee in Bankruptcy - relevant family law proceedings - whether in camera rule could be lifted by any court other than the family law courts hearing the proceedings - comity of courts.

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