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Google: a Tale of Two Continents

It is the best of times and the worst of times for Google. Its internet search engine has become a meme; its mobile operating system, Android, now powers 80.7% of the world’s smartphones. But Google’s very success brings unwelcome scrutiny from antitrust authorities. In free market North America, Google easily resolved concerns of Canadian and US competition authorities over its search enginge and advertising practices by changing certain exclusionary contractual terms. The revolutionary fervour of European authorities was not so easily quenched. The European Commission alleges in two proceedings that Google abused its dominant position in relation to its comparison shopping service ... [more] Full article

Credit Card Class Actions

The plaintiffs in these class actions claim that rules established by the Visa and MasterCard networks constitute a conspiracy to fix the fees that merchants pay (namely, merchant discount rates and interchange fees), contrary to section 45 of the Competition Act. [more] Full article

Competition Bureau Documents Privileged from Disclosure to Plaintiffs

Documents and information that the Competition Bureau collects from third parties during its investigations are protected by public interest privilege from disclosure to plaintiffs in private actions, the BC Supreme ... [more] Full article

Copycat class actions criticized

Courts have begun to criticize plaintiff lawyers who file multiple overlapping class actions across the country. In Ontario, Perell J. refused to approve an agreement by two BC firms to ... [more] Full article


Developments

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

Moose Knuckles’ claim that its fur-trimmed parkas are “Made in Canada” is deceptive, the Competition Bureau ... [more]

Showa fined $13m for auto parts conspiracy

Japanese auto parts maker Showa Corporation has been fined $13 million after admitting to participating in ... [more]

Bureau Moves Iron Mountain in Recall Acquisition

Iron Mountain Inc. agreed to divest assets and customer contracts in 6 of the 10 markets where its ... [more]

Parkland Agrees to Divest Gas Stations


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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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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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