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CCM Hockey Helmet Performance Claims Offside Says Bureau

Reebok-CCM has agreed to stop suggesting that its “CCM Resistance” hockey helmet could protect players from concussions. The helmet is designed and tested to prevent catastrophic brain injuries, such as skull fractures. But the company’s testing was not sufficient to support the advertising claim that the helmet is effective in preventing concussions, the Competition Bureau concluded. The Competition Act prohibits firms from making performance claims that are based on “adequate and proper tests”. The is the second time that Canada’s competition referee has challenged hockey helmet performance claims: in November 2014, Bauer agreed to stop saying that its RE-AKT helmets could protect players ... [more] Full article

Grave Misrepresentation Leads to Injunction

A headstone maker was recently ordered by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court to stop making false and misleading statements about a competitor who successfully brought a motion seeking injunctive relief. However, ... [more] Full article

Bell Called Out for Employee App Reviews

Bell Canada has agreed to pay a penalty of $1.25 million after it encouraged its employees to post positive reviews of free Bell mobile applications, the Competition Bureau has announced. ... [more] Full article

It’s Fraud Prevention Month – How Can You Protect Yourself From Fraud?

Julius Caesar was once warned to beware of the Ides of March. Unfortunately, consumers and businesses are at risk from fraudsters year round, not just in March, which the Competition ... [more] Full article


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Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

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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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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

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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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