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Dirty Diesel Done Dirt Cheap? VW Settles “Clean Diesel” Scandal

Volkswagen recently employed a quick settlement strategy to deal with the fallout from its admission, in September 2015, that it had installed software to cheat on emissions tests on 11 million diesel powered Volkswagen and Audi vehicles. On October 15, 2015, a recall of approximately 8.5 million vehicles in Europe was announced.[1] By December 2016, Volkswagen had reached interconnected settlements with regulators and class action plaintiffs in the US and Canada. Volkswagen’s strategy was obviously designed to put as much distance between itself and the emissions scandal, as quickly as possible, in order to begin repairing the damage to its ... [more] Full article

No Work No Pay – Fee Sharing Agreements Are Subject to Court’s Review

Class counsel are not permitted to pay off their rival firm using proceeds from the settlement funds in order to avoid competing actions, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently held. This type of payment arrangement ... [more] Full article

Ebooks: 4 settlements and 1 application

Apple and ebook publishers Hachette, Macmillan, and Simon & Shuster have agreed to change how they sell ebooks to settle allegations that they entered into an anti-competitive agreement that reduced ... [more] Full article

Worth the Wait? National Security Guidelines Finally Published under the Investment Canada Act

The federal government has finally issued long-awaited Guidelines on the National Security Review of Investments, which clarify its approach to the national security review regime for foreign investments that was ... [more] Full article


Developments

Mitsubishi Electric Auto Parts Fine Brings Total to $84M

Japanese auto parts manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric has been fined $13.4 million after pleading guilty to participating ... [more]

Merger Notification Threshold Raised to $88m

The pre‑merger notification threshold relating to transaction‑size will be $88 million in 2017, up from ... [more]

Competition Bureau Takes Action On Mattresses

The Competition Bureau wants to make sure that mattress buyers get a good night’s sleep ... [more]

Amazon pays $1.1 m to settle savings claim probe


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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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Daphne Hooper

Daphne Hooper

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Daphne Hooper has recently joined Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and intends to concentrate her skills in various areas of Civil Litigation and Competition Law. Daphne articled with Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and has become a valued member of the team.

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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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Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Wendy Sun has substantive experience in domestic and international contractual disputes, competition law, franchise disputes, shareholder disputes, negligent misrepresentation, commercial leasing, and intellectual property matters.

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Kyle Taylor

Kyle Taylor

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kyle Taylor is an experienced competition and commercial litigator. He has built a distinctly diverse practise, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cutting edge competition cases and class actions, as well as all manner of business disputes, including corporate, contract, securities, fraud and malfeasance, real estate, and international litigation.

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Annie Tayyab

Annie Tayyab

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Annie Tayyab skillfully navigates a wide range of commercial matters. Her experience includes multi-jurisdictional class actions, complex contractual disputes, competition law, shareholder disputes, regulatory proceedings, consumer protection, commercial leasing, condominium legislation, and professional negligence, including errors and omissions by brokers/dealers and lawyers.

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David N. Vaillancourt

David N. Vaillancourt

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

David Vaillancourt, a partner of the firm, focuses his practice expertise on Commercial and Civil Litigation, Competition and Administrative Law. David has acted for clients in a wide range of disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, securities litigation, class action defence, proceedings under the Competition Act, employment law disputes, contract disputes, breach of confidence/intellectual property disputes, fidelity bond claims, and professional negligence claims. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and has also appeared before the Competition Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal.

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