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Leon’s and The Brick Donate $750,000 in Furniture to Settle Buy Now, Pay Later Complaints

Canadian furniture retailers, Leon’s and The Brick, have agreed to donate $750,000 in furniture to charities to settle concerns raised by Canada’ Competition Bureau about their advertising of buy now, pay later financing plans. In 2013, the Competition Bureau sued Leon’s and The Brick for what it called deceptive advertising and to seek refunds for customers who paid so-called administration of processing fees associated with buy now, pay later financing plans. The Bureau alleged that as a result of additional fees buried in the fine-print of financing contracts, customers who purchased furniture on a buy now, pay later basis were forced ... [more] Full article

Ticketmaster Prices Are Misleading: Competition Bureau (if you can get tickets)

Following a warning in 2017 to ticket vendors that they should ensure advertised prices were accurate, Canada’s Competition Bureau sued Ticketmaster and its parent, LiveNation. The Bureau alleges that Ticketmaster ... [more] Full article

“No!” – Competition Bureau will not voluntarily provide information to private litigants

Following the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada holding that Competition Bureau officers are immune from being forced to testify on discovery in private actions under the Competition ... [more] Full article

Seventh guilty plea in Quebec bid-rigging case; Immunity applicant helped Competition Bureau

The Canadian Competition Bureau has concluded its investigation into a scheme to rig bids for sewer services contracts in Quebec. The tendering authorities were unaware of the bid-rigging scheme. A ... [more] Full article


Developments

WTO Rules Against Canada in Bombardier Dispute

The WTO has recently ruled against Canada in a dispute started by Brazil, which alleges ... [more]

Class Action Against The Beer Store Dismissed

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed a $1.4 billion class action against The Beer ... [more]

Carriage of Bread Price-Fixing Class Action Awarded to AGM and 3 Other Firms

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded carriage of a class action into alleged price-fixing ... [more]

Softvoyage settles abuse of dominance claims


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Competition Law Contributors

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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Daphne Hooper

Daphne Hooper

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Daphne represents clients in a broad range of commercial matters and is a valued member of the firm’s competition law practice group. Her experience includes complex contractual disputes, multi-jurisdictional class actions, employment matters and professional negligence, including errors and omissions by brokers/dealers and lawyers.

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Masiel A. Matus

Masiel A. Matus

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Masiel has a broad commercial litigation practice and represents both national and international clients in a variety of complex matters. Masiel has experience litigating cases involving professional negligence, commercial leasing and real property disputes, insurance, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, employment matters and defamation claims.

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Kyle Taylor

Kyle Taylor

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kyle Taylor is an experienced competition and commercial litigator. He has built a distinctly diverse practise, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cutting edge competition cases and class actions, as well as all manner of business disputes, including corporate, contract, securities, fraud and malfeasance, real estate, and international litigation. Having practised for many years in New York, Kyle is rare among litigators to combine expertise in American litigation with a Canadian litigation practise. He has experience in major jurisdictions in both countries, including state, provincial, federal, and appellate courts. The breadth and versatility of his practise uniquely benefit clients from either side of the border, no matter the case or what side of the “v.” they appear. Kyle started his legal career as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro of the District of Massachusetts. Before joining Affleck Greene McMurtry, Kyle practised in the New York office of the global litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. At Quinn Emanuel, Kyle represented Fortune 500 companies and individuals alike in competition cases, class actions, and a variety of commercial disputes.

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Annie Tayyab

Annie Tayyab

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Annie Tayyab skillfully navigates a wide range of commercial matters. Her experience includes multi-jurisdictional class actions, complex contractual disputes, competition law, shareholder disputes, regulatory proceedings, consumer protection, commercial leasing, condominium legislation, and professional negligence, including errors and omissions by brokers/dealers and lawyers.

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David N. Vaillancourt

David N. Vaillancourt

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

David's practice expertise focuses on all matters of Commercial and Civil Litigation, Competition and Administrative Law. David has acted for clients in a wide range of disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, securities litigation, class action defence, proceedings under the Competition Act, employment law disputes, contract disputes, breach of confidence/intellectual property disputes, fidelity bond claims, and professional negligence claims. David has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and has also appeared before the Competition Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal. David has appeared as lead counsel in numerous trials, hearings, and motions. David has been successful in numerous adversarial proceedings, and also has successfully negotiated the resolution of dozens of cases.

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