In re Toft

Recognition of foreign main proceeding for purpose of obtaining debtor's emails stored on U.S. servers denied as contrary to public policy.
Procedural posture: 
The foreign representative in a German insolvency proceeding of debtor, an orthopedic surgeon alleged to have debts exceeding 5.6 million Euros, initiated the instant chapter 15 proceeding for the purpose of gaining access to debtor's E-mail accounts stored on the servers of two internet service providers located in the United States. Under 11 U.S.C.S. § 1506, the issue was whether such relief was manifestly contrary to public policy.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on July 22,2011, LexisNexis #0811-103