In civil fraud litigation, it is not unusual for civil and criminal proceedings to happen in tandem. In such instances, some defendants attempt to refuse questions at the civil examinations for discovery on the basis that the answers may be incriminating. But is that refusal really an option?
Authored by Jim Patterson and Kirsten A. Thoreson, Published in Carswell's Legal Alert, Volume 29, Number 10, pp. 73, 75, 76. Reprinted by permission of Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited.