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Showa fined $13m for auto parts conspiracy

Japanese auto parts maker Showa Corporation has been fined $13 million after admitting to participating in an international conspiracy to rig bids for electronic power steering gears. Showa’s fine is the second largest ever imposed for bid rigging in Canada. It brings the total haul from the Competition Bureau’s auto parts investigation to over $70 million. The auto parts investigation is the largest ever international antitrust investigation. Antitrust authorities in a number of countries, including the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, and Korea. In Canada, the Bureau launched its the investigation in 2009 after receiving more than 160 applications ... [more] Full article

Toyo Fine Brings Auto Parts Total to $58m

Another fine has been levied in the Competition Bureau’s auto parts investigation, bringing the total amount of fines to $58 million. Yesterday, the Bureau announced that Toyo Tires & Rubber ... [more] Full article

Chocolate Prosecution Melts

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) has stayed the prosecution of Mars Canada Inc., and several others who were  accused of participating in a conspiracy to fix the price ... [more] Full article

Jury Reached Not-Guilty Verdicts in Major IT Service Bid-Rigging Case

Seven individuals and three companies charged in a bid-rigging scheme for IT contracts with the Government of Canada have been found not guilty by the jury, after a lengthy trial which ... [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

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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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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