The Polish Supreme Court rules that moving a file to the “trash” folder during a control violates the obligation to cooperate (Inco-Veritas)

In its decision of 28 November 2011, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (hereinafter the “Polish Competition Authority”) imposed a fine on Inco-Veritas S.A. in the amount of PLN 2,047,475.10 (equivalent of EUR 517,000) for the lack of cooperation during a control carried out in the investigation procedure. The proceedings concerned a distribution system of horticultural fertilizers, household chemicals, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. In the course of the proceedings, an inspection connected with a search of company’s premises was conducted. On the second day of the control (17 June 2010) an authorised employee of the Polish Competition Authority (hereinafter the “inspecting party”), while searching one of the employee’s notebooks (hereinafter the “inspected

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Marcin Mleczko, The Polish Supreme Court rules that moving a file to the “trash” folder during a control violates the obligation to cooperate (Inco-Veritas), 21 April 2016, e-Competitions Cooperation between National Competition Authorities, Art. N° 82615

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