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What is the purpose of letters rogatory?

It is a rare occurrence for most people, but occasionally a person or entity will need to petition a foreign court for a legal matter in the states. Consider, for instance, an injured person who is seeking compensation from another person who has fled the states, or a single parent who is desperate to get his or her children back after the other parent took them out of the country. As you may know, overseas litigation may be more common for business owners in Massachusetts and elsewhere, since many companies do business with foreign entities.

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