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Canadian businessman extradited to US on fraud and bid rigging charges

Canadian businessman John Bennett appeared in a US court last week after his extradition to the US to face bid-rigging, fraud, conspiracy, and kick-back charges. The charges stem from a bid by the company he founded, Bennett Environmental Inc., to work on an environmental cleanup project in New Jersey. Bennett Environmental was an environmental soil remediation company. Beginning in 2001, it won a series of contracts to remediate soils at a major environmental cleanup in the US known as the Federal Creosote site. An investigation by the US Justice Department’s Antitrust Division revealed that bidders on the project, including Bennett ... [more] Full article

Reliance scalded by $5 million penalty

Hot water heater rental supplier Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership has agreed to pay a $5 million fine and to change policies that made it difficult for customers to switch to ... [more] Full article

Class action plaintiffs can obtain wiretap evidence

Class action plaintiffs can obtain court-ordered disclosure of wiretap evidence obtained by the Competition Bureau, Canada’s Supreme Court held today in Imperial Oil v Jacques. This decision will make it ... [more] Full article

Third parties cannot challenge merits of competition settlements

Third parties cannot challenge underlying facts Third parties cannot challenge the factual basis underpinning settlements between the Commissioner of Competition and targets of inquiries under the Competition Act, the Competition ... [more] Full article


Developments

Bureau knocks Bauer’s helmet claims

Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer has agreed to stop making claims about its RE-AKT helmets that the Competition ... [more]

Manulife – Standard Life Acquisition Cleared

Insurance giant Manulife Financial Corporation’s proposed acquisition of Standard Life PLC’s Canadian assets has been approved by ... [more]

Green light for Transforce’s Acquisition of Contrans

Trucking company Transforce got a green light from the Competition Bureau to complete its acquisition ... [more]

Sale of Ten Shoppers Drug Mart Stores by Loblaw Approved


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Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

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

Michelle E. Booth

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

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

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Masiel A. Matus

Masiel A. Matus

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Masiel Matus consistently demonstrates strong knowledge and ability in the areas of commercial litigation, class action defence, employment and competition law. Masiel has provided diligent case management and litigation support in several complex litigation trials, making her a trusted and valued member of the Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP team.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

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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