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Auto Parts Supplier Fined $4.5 Million For Bid-Rigging

A Japanese motor vehicle components supplier, Yamashita Rubber, pleaded guilty to participating in an international bid-rigging conspiracy and was fined $4.5 million by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Yamashita participated in the Competition Bureau’s Leniency Program. According to the Competition Bureau, Yamashita conspired with another Japanese components supplier to rig bids for anti-vibration components and systems for certain Honda Civic and CRV models manufactured in Canada. This marks the seventh guilty plea since the Competition Bureau’s large-scale investigation in the auto parts industry began in December 2009, bringing the total fines to just over $56 million. See our summary table for all auto ... [more] Full article

Sixth auto parts fine brings total to over $51 million

DENSO Corporation recently pleaded guilty to three counts of bid-rigging under the Competition Act and was fined $2.45 million, the Competition Bureau announced recently. DENSO was involved in an international ... [more] Full article

The Ebooks Saga: Kobo’s challenge explained

Ebook retailer Kobo is challenging a settlement entered into by the Competition Bureau with ebook publishers. The settlement has been stayed pending this challenge. Kobo’s challenge may have major implications ... [more] Full article

Freight Companies in an Ocean of Trouble

Ocean freight companies ECU Line Canada Inc. and Overseas Container Forwarding Inc.,  and two of ECU’s executives have pleaded guilty to price fixing. They participated in a cartel that fixed surcharges ... [more] 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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Kenneth A. Dekker

Kenneth A. Dekker

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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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