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DRAM class action settlements

DRAM, which stands for dynamic random access memory, is a type of memory chip used in computers and other electronics. The plaintiffs claim that certain manufacturers and distributors of DRAM chips conspired to fix prices from April 1, 1999, to June 30, 2002. To date, defendants have agreed to pay over $61 million. The following table itemizes the settlements to date: Defendant Date Settled  Settlement Amount Hitachi 18-Dec-12  $                          2,750,000 NEC 28-Nov-12  $                          2,750,000 Nanya 24-Jul-12  $                              325,000 Micron 16-Oct-12  $                        17,500,000 Samsung 30-Apr-12  $                        22,600,000 Hynix 5-Apr-13  $                        15,600,000 Infineon (not settled) Total  $                        61,525,000   Full article

“Intentional interference with economic relations” now called “unlawful means tort” – Supreme Court of Canada clarifies test for tort

The tort of unlawful interference with economic relations has also been referred to as “interference with a trade or business by unlawful means”, “intentional interference with economic relations”, “causing loss [...] Full article

Class action business as usual after SCC decisions

It’s business as usual for class actions after Canada’s Supreme Court issued a trilogy of decisions holding that so-called indirect purchasers can sue for damages caused by price fixing, and [...] Full article

Indirect purchaser decisions now ripe for release

The Supreme Court of Canada has announced that it will release its long-awaited decisions in three cases that raise the issue of whether indirect purchasers can sue for damages on [...] Full article


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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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Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Fiona brings strong legal research and writing skills in the areas of commercial litigation, securities and insurance law.

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Kenneth A. Dekker

Kenneth A. Dekker

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kenneth (Ken) Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. With more than 12 years of experience, Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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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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