The Supreme Court of British Columbia denies disclosure based on public interest privilege (Pro-Sys / Microsoft)

Documents and information that the Competition Bureau collects from third parties during its investigations are protected by public interest privilege from disclosure to plaintiffs in private actions, the BC Supreme Court has ruled. The plaintiffs in a class action alleging that Microsoft conspired with various parties (including its own subsidiaries) to reduce competition for software sought production from the Bureau of documents and information it received from third parties and Microsoft, as well as notes taken by

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Michael Osborne, The Supreme Court of British Columbia denies disclosure based on public interest privilege (Pro-Sys / Microsoft), 22 February 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2016, Art. N° 78461

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