The Canada Supreme Court rules that civil antitrust plaintiffs may receive wire-tap evidence obtained in a criminal investigation (Imperial Oil)

Civil Antitrust Attorneys Receive Wire-Tap Evidence* The Canada Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that civil antitrust plaintiffs may receive wire-tap evidence obtained in the criminal investigation into an alleged price-fixing scheme by several large gas companies. During the criminal investigation, the Competition Bureau of Canada intercepted and recorded more than 220,000 private communications which it used to bring antitrust proceedings against 54 persons. Now the Court has ordered production of the

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  • Siemens (New York)
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler (New York)

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Deirdre McEvoy, Terra Hittson, The Canada Supreme Court rules that civil antitrust plaintiffs may receive wire-tap evidence obtained in a criminal investigation (Imperial Oil), 17 October 2014, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 70352

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