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Criminal Investigations and Cross Border Litigation not a Bar to US Depositions

Michelle E. Booth, The Litigator Blog, May 2014

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The Superior Court of Ontario recently granted an application for the enforcement of letters rogatory to take evidence of, and compel the production of documents by, two non- party Ontario residents in a consolidated multidistrict class action in the US. The Court held that the conditions for enforcement were met and, importantly, rejected the arguments of the Respondents to the application that permitting the examinations would violate the respondent’s rights against self-incrimination….

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