- True North Communications has won another round in the bitter, ongoing battle with its former European network partner, Publicis.
The US-based company, which owns the FCB and Bozell advertising networks, has recieved the backing of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in its bid to require Publicis to provide True North with the tax information it had requested.
The US ruling confirms an earlier order made by the London Court of International Arbitration Tribunal.
In October the International Tribunal issued an order that instructed Publicis to provide tax information which it had failed to provide True North for the last three years.
Susan Geanuleas, a spokesperson for True North, said: "Given Publicis' history of failing to comply with its contractual obligations, we are pleased that the court has seen fit to confirm the order of the International Tribunal. If, in the future, Publicis chooses not to comply with the Tribunal's order, we will not hesitate to seek further relief from the Federal Court in Illinois."