April 24, 2014

Wiretaps at centre of gas price-fixing class action

Lawrence Thacker was quoted in this Financial Post article on April 23, 2014.

"Litigators are watching with interest a Supreme Court of Canada case scheduled for April 24, which will decide whether wiretap information gathered in a Competition Bureau criminal investigation on gasoline price fixing should be turned over to class action lawyers prosecuting a civil case.

Lawyers say if Canada's top court rules in favour of disclosing the evidence, it will have a far-reaching and deleterious effect on all types of regulatory investigations and the willingness of parties to co-operate in investigations..."