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It’s Fraud Prevention Month – How Can You Protect Yourself From Fraud?

Julius Caesar was once warned to beware of the Ides of March. Unfortunately, consumers and businesses are at risk from fraudsters year round, not just in March, which the Competition Bureau has proclaimed to be “Fraud Prevention Month”. Every year since 2004, the Bureau has spent March warning Canadians about fraud and how to combat it. Over 125 law enforcement agencies and public and private sector organizations are participating this year’s campaign. Throughout the month, the Competition Bureau and the Fraud Prevent Forum has been carrying out a series of activities and events to inform Canadians about the impact of ... [more]

Defendant’s delay gives Ontario courts jurisdiction under forum of necessity test

In January 2010, two plaintiffs commenced an action in Ontario arising from a car accident that had occurred almost two years earlier in Michigan. More than a year after the action was commenced, the defendant moved to dismiss the action on the basis that Ontario courts lacked jurisdiction over a claim that the defendant said should instead be tried in Michigan. [more]

Why Car Rentals Cost More Than Advertised: Avis and Budget Taken To Task By Competition Bureau

Canada’s Competition Bureau is accusing Avis and Budget of misleading consumers into thinking their rental car prices are lower than they actually are. The Bureau claims that prices are much ... [more]

Shotgun Clause Robs Shareholders of $750k

The BC Court of Appeal has upheld an arbitrator’s finding that triggering a shotgun clause terminated the selling parties’ interest in a joint venture, thereby eliminating their entitlement to an ... [more]

SNC-Lavalin charged with foreign corruption offences

Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin has been charged by the RCMP with paying bribes of nearly $48 million to Libyan government officials and defrauding Libya of nearly $130 million. ... [more]


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Sun Media Assets Sold to Postmedia Following A Five-Month Review

Postmedia’s proposed acquisition of Sun Media’s English-language media assets was recently approved by the Competition Bureau. The $316-million ... [more]

Marriott-Delta Merger Cleared by the Competition Bureau

A major hotel chain merger has been approved by the Competition Bureau. Marriott International, a Maryland-based ... [more]

TVA’s acquisition of Transcontinental magazines approved

TVA Group’s proposed acquisition of Transcontinental’s consumer magazine portfolio was recently cleared by the Competition Bureau. Both ... [more]

GSK-Novatis transaction approved in Canada based on commitments in EU and US

A proposed transaction between two multinational pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare product companies, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and ... [more]
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Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

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Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation, including business and construction disputes, fraud, employment law, competition investigations, private competition actions, elections law and dealing with municipal and government regulators.

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Michelle E. Booth

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Michelle's skills and practice expertise extend to commercial litigation, civil litigation, class actions, and employment, administrative and competition law.

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Kenneth A. Dekker

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Kenneth (Ken) Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. With more than 12 years of experience, Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Matthew Gibson

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Matthew Gibson is a valued addition to the AGM team with his hands-on experience in the litigation arena. Matthew's practice focus is commercial and civil litigation, administrative law and employment law.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

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Michael is a respected and practised litigator who acts for and advises parties in a wide range of competition matters, a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters, and also in administrative law and constitutional issues. Michael has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Michael is a frequent contributor to newsletters published by the ABA's Anti-trust Section, The Litigator and often quoted by The Financial Post, The Lawyer's Weekly, Lexpert Magazine and other publications of interest to the legal community.

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Kyle J. Peterson

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Kyle's commercial litigation and advocacy practice offers particular expertise in securities, insurance, construction and employment disputes.

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David N. Vaillancourt

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