Anton Piller order
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Named after Anton Piller KG, to whom the first such order was issued in 1976.
- (law) A court order allowing a plaintiff to go to someone's premises and seize documents (entry must be with that person's permission, but if refused would be a contempt of court). Used in extreme cases when a prospective defendant might destroy documents, especially computer files, if they knew a court case was coming.