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Auto Parts Cartel Final Tally: 13 Guilty Pleas and $86 Million in Fines

Canada’s Competition Bureau ended its investigation into criminal big-rigging in the auto parts sector with a guilty plea from Japanese auto parts manufacturer INOAC. INOAC pleaded guilty under the Criminal Code to one count of conspiracy to engage in bid-rigging and was ordered to pay fines and surcharges of $1.3 million. With its competitors, INOAC conspired to allocate bids issued by Toyota in 2004 for the supply of plastic interior car parts used in Toyota Corollas manufactured and sold in Canada. The Bureau began its investigation in 2009 after it learned of illegal activity in the auto parts industry through its Immunity Program, which ... [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

Quebec Company Guilty of Bid-Rigging in Ventilation Contracts

A ventilation systems installation company, 9201-2640 Québec Inc., pleaded guilty to bid-rigging and was fined $140,000 by the Quebec Superior Court. The company admitted that it had conspired with two ... [more] Full article

Abuse of Dominance Investigation Discontinued Against TMX

The Competition Bureau recently discontinued its investigation against TMX Group. The investigation was based on a complaint made by Aequitas Innovations Inc., alleging that TMX Group engaged in anti-competitive practices by impeding Aequitas’ ability to develop a ... [more] 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. Michael’s peers and clients have commented that Michael is an “excellent and creative lawyer,” “finds unique solutions to complex problems,” and that “Michael gets it and knows how to win.”

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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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