Canadian Antitrust Watchdog Drops Charges Against Waste Co.

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 7:35 PM EST) -- Canada's Competition Bureau said Friday that charges accusing Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. of breaching a consent agreement meant to allay concerns that a 2010 merger would stifle competition had been withdrawn, after privileged information was accidentally leaked to bureau investigators.

The antitrust watchdog said that not long after the charges were brought in September against Progressive and its subsidiary BFI Canada Inc. in Ontario Provincial Court, it found out about “an unfortunate procedural error” in which information covered by “solicitor-client privilege” was inadvertently shared with the...
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