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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 price competition by ebook retailers. The Commissioner of Competition commenced an application in the Competition Tribunal against a fourth publisher, HarperCollins, that refused to settle. Both the application and the settlements allege that Apple and the ebook publishers entered into an anti-competitive arrangement to prevent retailers from reducing ebook prices. The settlements prohibit the publishers from restricting an ebook retailer’s ability to reduce retail ebook prices. They also forbid the ... [more] Full article

CarGurus Case Crashes as Tribunal Refuses Leave

Used car listing website operator CarGurus Inc.’s attempt to force rival Trader Corporation to supply it with vehicle listing data has encountered a dead end as the Competition Tribunal denied ... [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

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


Civil Anti-Competitive Conduct Contributors

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 leads Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP's competition team. He also practices commercial litigation and arbitration. Michael represents clients involved in business disputes, and defends clients facing competition law investigations, prosecutions, and class actions.

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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 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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