May 15th, 2007
The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law has just published the Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook. The book deals with law suits by consumers and other indirect purchasers for damages arising from conspiracies. Michael Osborne, a partner of Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, contributed chapter 11, "Indirect Purchaser Litigation in Canada", with assistance from Ken Dekker (also a partner of AGM) and Won Kim (with Roy Elliot Kim O’Connor).
The Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook deals with the decision of the US Supreme Court in Illinois Brick to disallow suits by indirect purchasers in US federal courts, responses by various US states in adopting Illinois Brick blocking statutes, liability for indirect purchaser claims, choice of jurisdiction, discovery, class actions, multidistrict management, damages and settlement. Michael’s chapter deals with these issues as they arise in Canada.
Many Canadian class actions alleging price fixing conspiracies are run parallel to similar US class actions. As a result, this handbook will be useful to Canadian lawyers seeking to understand how the US class action system deals with issues surrounding indirect purchasers.
American Bar Association, Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook (2007)
Price: US$159 (US$124 for Section of Antitrust Law members)
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