Anton Piller Orders – Civil Search and Seizure Warrants
How do you act quickly to stop someone ripping off your intellectual property and destroying any evidence which could prove your case?
This topic gives you all the basic information about these orders and the documents you need to file to obtain such an order.
This wide ranging order of the Court is exciting and refreshing because it shows that, in the right case, the High Court can move quickly to prevent a dishonest Defendant from destroying evidence or vanishing before they can be the subject of a final judgment in a Civil Court.
You may wish to sue someone who has caused you damage. There may be a breach of contract or they may have stolen your intellectual property or breached any number of commercial or civil laws.
But you may not be able to prove the allegations fully unless you manage to find and preserve documents or items which the Defendant may have in his position and control. Further, you may have reasonable grounds to believe that they will destroy the documents, or hide them well out of your reach, if you simple take your normal pre-trial discovery rights and no more. What you need is the power to act pre-emptively!
The law provides you with a very useful power. It is granted in exceptional cases but it amounts to a power, granted by a Court upon your application, actually to search for and seize documents in the possession of the Defendant.The first part of this topic has been displayed free of charge. Join up for $45 to have access to this and all other topics!