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Business Directory Scammer Sentenced

One of four participants in a business directory scam targeting businesses and non-profit organizations in Canada and the United States was sentenced to 18 months in prison by the Quebec Provincial Court after pleading guilty to eight charges of misleading advertising and deceptive telemarketing under the Competition Act. The scheme exacted payments from organizations deceived into believing they had previously ordered online business directory listings. Businesses are encouraged to question the legitimacy of every inquiry for payment for directory services. For more tips on avoiding business fraud, visit the Competition Bureau’s website. Full article

Rogers fined $500,000 for not testing claim about dropped calls

We first reported in August 2013 that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that Rogers’ advertising claims that customers of its Chatr brand experienced fewer dropped calls than customers [...] Full article

Online Job Scammer in the Slammer

An online job scammer will have new job opportunities as a prison inmate after being sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. Matthew Hovila, of Edmonton, Alberta, was sentenced to 15 [...] Full article

Guilty Plea in Telemarketing Investigation

The 72 year-old manager of a Montreal boiler room has been sentenced to a conditional sentence of nine months to be served in the community and 12 months probation after [...] 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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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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