The Competition Tribunal today released an interim supply order requiring the Insurance Bureau of Canada to continue to supply access to its Web Claims Search Application to the Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario. The IBC, which consented to the interim supply order, must continue to supply the UCDA until the disposition of the UCDA’s application under the refusal to supply provision (section 75) of the Competition Act.

As described in our earlier article, the UCDA alleges that the IBC is refusing to supply it with automobile accident history data, which the UCDA says it requires in order to supply its Auto Check service to its members. The UCDA was granted leave to bring its application on September 9, 2011, and the matter is currently pending before the Tribunal.