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Not Fully Unlimited Calling and Internet: Comwave Networks agrees to pay $300,000 for making false or misleading representations

Telephone and Internet provider Comwave Networks Inc. of Toronto has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $300,000 for false or misleading representations. Acting under the civil deceptive marketing practices provisions of the Competition Act, the Competition Bureau investigated Comwave and found that Comwave had misrepresented the charges consumers would face for telecommunications services. It also found that claims of unlimited calling and Internet were not actually true in that those services in fact were subject to usage caps. Comwave and the Bureau agreed to a Consent Agreement, which was filed with the Canadian Competition Tribunal on September 13, 2016. We previously ... [more] Full article

Whose Reliance is it anyway? Court strikes misleading ad claim

A misleading advertising claim brought by one bottled water supplier against a competitor can’t hold water unless the plaintiff (not consumers) relied on the misrepresentation, the Ontario Superior Court held recently. ... [more] Full article

Online Reviews & Endorsements Guidance Issued

The International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN), a network of consumer protection authorities from nearly 60 countries, including the Competition Bureau of Canada, has published three sets of guidelines on ... [more] Full article

Competition Law Review 2016

Review of major Canadian Competition Law developments over the past year, including: Top Stories, Criminal, Mergers, Class Actions, Reviewable Matters, Marketing Practices. [more] Full article


Developments

Canada takes a pass as Nishikawa Rubber pays $130m fine in US

The Competition Bureau recently decided not to recommend charges against an autoparts maker who rigged ... [more]

Canadian chemical merger abandoned after FTC challenge

Superior Plus Corp. abandoned plans to buy rival chemical manufacturer Canexus Corporation after the US ... [more]

Bell to Reimburse Wireless Customers $11.82m

Bell has agreed to reimburse its customers who paid for “premium text messaging” up to $11.82 ... [more]

Moose Knuckles “Made in Canada” parkas actually from Vietnam, Competition Bureau says


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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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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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David N. Vaillancourt

David N. Vaillancourt

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

David's practice expertise focuses on all matters of 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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