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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 bid-rigging conspiracy that fixed prices for body electronic control units (Body ECUs) supplied to Toyota for cars manufactured in Canada. A Body ECU controls the power supply to certain electrical components in the body of the automobile, such as door locks and electric windows. This is the sixth guilty plea in Canada in what is considered to be the largest ever international cartel investigation. DENSO’s fine brings the Bureau’s total haul ... [more] Full article

Criminal Investigations and Cross Border Litigation Not A Bar to US Depositions

The Superior Court of Ontario recently granted an application for the enforcement of letters rogatory to take evidence of, and compel the production of documents by, two non- party Ontario residents in a consolidated multidistrict class action in the US. The Court held that the conditions for enforcement were met and, importantly, rejected the arguments of the Respondents to the application that permitting the examinations would violate the respondent’s rights against self-incrimination.... [more] Full article

US Obtains First Ever Extradition from Canada on Antitrust Charges

Canadian businessman John Bennett will be extradited to the US face bid-rigging, fraud, conspiracy, and kick-back charges, the BC Court of Appeal held recently. The charges stem from a bid ... [more] Full article

Shhh! No bid rigging in the library

Criminal charges have been laid against one company and six individuals for their alleged roles in a bid-rigging conspiracy.  The conspiracy relates to federal government contracts for the supply of ... [more] Full article


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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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