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US grand jury subpoenas don’t trump UK civil discovery rules, judge says

By Waithera Junghae

12 February 2019

US grand jury subpoenas don’t trump UK civil discovery rules, judge says Credit: istockphoto.com/JasonDoiy

A UK judge has denied HP permission to hand documents obtained in civil litigation in England over to US authorities, despite the company’s claims that failure to do so means it can be held in contempt in the US.