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BC Court Denies Google’s Request to Set Aside or Vary the Supreme Court of Canada’s “Global Injunction”

In the seemingly never-ending saga between Google and Equustek Solutions Inc. (see here and here), a Canadian court has again sided with Equustek in this recent decision. Google argued before the BC Supreme Court that a U.S. order declaring the “Global Judgment” issued by the Supreme Court of Canada to be unlawful and unenforceable in the United States should be sufficient grounds to set aside or vary the “Global Injunction”. In denying Google’s request to set aside or vary the “Global Injunction”, the BC Supreme Court stated that “[t]he effect of the U.S. order is that no action can be taken against Google to enforce the injunction in U.S. courts. That does not restrict the ability of this Court to protect the integrity of its own process through orders directed to parties over whom it has personal jurisdiction.”

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