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In re Norway’s Applications; HL 1990

References: [1990] AC 723
Coram: Lord Goff
The house considered appeals from the two earlier applications, upholding the first and reversing the second.
Statutes: Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975
This case cites:

  • Appeal from – Re State of Norway’s Application (No 2) CA ([1988] 3 WLR 603)
    The basic requirement for an issue estoppel to arise was that ‘the earlier determination relied on as raising an issue estoppel shall have been fundamental to the decision first arrived at’. The Board did not accept that an issue estoppel is . .
  • Appeal from – In re State of Norway’s Application (No 1) CA ([1987] 1 QB 433)
    There were taxation proceedings in Norway. One question was whether the Norwegian taxpayer controlled a trust which owned some shares. Letters rogatory issued by the Norwegian Court requested the oral examination of two witnesses in the United . .

This case is cited by:

  • Cited – United States of America v Philip Morris Inc and others QBD ([2003] EWHC 3028 (Comm), Bailii)
    Witness orders were sought in respect of professionals resident in England to support litigation in the US. They objected on the ground that the terms of the order sought suggested improper behaviour, and that an order would anticipate breach of . .

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