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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 higher because Avis and Budget require payment of “Non-Optional Fees” that are made to seem like they are taxes when they are not in fact required by the government. In an application filed with the Competition Tribunal, the Bureau is seeking an order prohibiting Avis and Budget from making misrepresentations about rental car prices, $10 million in administrative monetary penalties, and an order requiring Avis and Budget to reimburse its ... [more] Full article

Proffers to Competition Bureau must be disclosed to accused, court says

Information received by the Competition Bureau at the proffer stage of its Immunity and Leniency Programs is not protected from disclosure to other accused persons by settlement privilege, the Ontario ... [more] Full article

Efficiencies Save Landfill Merger, Supreme Court rules

A landfill merger that gave the buyer a monopoly and would prevent prices from falling was saved by efficiencies amounting to one-half of one person’s annual salary, the Supreme Court ... [more] Full article

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 ... [more] Full article


Developments

Kingspan-Vicwest Merger Approved Through Consent Agreement

Kingspan, a global seller and manufacturer of building products, has reached a consent agreement with ... [more]

Competition Bureau Challenges Major Gas Retailer Merger

On April 30, 2015, the Competition Bureau filed an application to challenge a proposed merger ... [more]

Jury Reached Not-Guilty Verdicts in Major IT Service Bid-Rigging Case

Seven individuals and three companies charged in a bid-rigging scheme for IT contracts with the Government ... [more]

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


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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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