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By W. Michael G. Osborne
Softvoyage Inc., a Canadian software company that produces content management software used by tour operators to create vacation packages and manage inventory, and distribution software...
By Kenneth Dekker
On December 20, Canada's highest court released a hotly anticipated decision that is almost certainly the final act in the more than 20 year saga of a formerly pre-eminent theater company...
By W. Michael G. Osborne
Following the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada holding that Competition Bureau officers are immune from being forced to testify on discovery in private actions under the Competition Act (see article), the Bureau has issued a statement of its position on "Requests for information from private parties in proceedings under section 36 of the Competition Act".
By Michael Binetti
The Canadian Competition Bureau has concluded its investigation into a scheme to rig bids for sewer services contracts in Quebec.
By Kenneth Dekker
A proposed shareholder class action against HSBC Holdings plc was recently stopped in its tracks by the Ontario Superior Court due to a lack of jurisdiction.
By David N. Vaillancourt
Irving Oil has pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $287,583 arising from allegations of retail price maintenance in Quebec.
By Kyle Taylor
The Crown, including the Competition Bureau and its investigators, is immune from examinations for discovery in litigation in which it is not a party, the Supreme Court of Canada held.
By W. Michael G. Osborne
Class actions have been filed in Ontario against German carmakers alleging that they coordinated the design and pricing of components in their cars. Kirk Baert, a partner at Koskie Minsky, who along with Ken Rosenberg of Paliare Roland acts for the plaintiff, said "Collusion of such a scale among such large companies is a serious issue.
By Christopher J. Somerville
Christopher Somerville, Associate at Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, was interviewed for Law Times TV feature: What happens when social media and securities law intersect?, August 21, 2017.
By W. Michael G. Osborne
W. Michael Osborne, partner at Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, was quoted in a recent article in the Law Times, Tech firm sues after bid-rigging acquittal.
By Peter Greene, Wendy Sun
The Ontario Government is proposing to allow self-regulatory organizations (SROs) to use the civil court system to collect fines from their current and former members.
By Wendy Sun
To address this issue, the Bureau also required Parkland to sell nine of its gasoline contracts and divest some of its assets to a competitor, MacEwen Petroleum.
By W. Michael G. Osborne
I've been getting a lot of emails from law firms and other professional services firms warning me that if I do not confirm my subscription to their newsletters, they will stop sending them to me.
By Wendy Sun
The Competition Bureau has approved the merger between Dow and DuPont, two companies that specialise in crop protection products and packaging plastics.
By Wendy Sun
A ventilation systems installation company, 9201-2640 Québec Inc., pleaded guilty to bid-rigging and was fined $140,000 by the Quebec Superior Court.
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