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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 has been offering low prices online or on mobile apps for tickets, but when additional mandatory fees, taxes or charges are added later in the purchasing process, the real price of the tickets ends up being much higher. This practice is known as “drip-pricing” and it can be misleading to consumers because the advertised price is not attainable. Ticketmaster knows that the advertised prices are never attainable, the Bureau alleges, ... [more] Full article

CarGurus Case Crashes as Tribunal Refuses Leave

Used car listing website operator CarGurus Inc.’s attempt to force rival Trader Corporation to supply it with vehicle listing data has encountered a dead end as the Competition Tribunal denied ... [more] Full article

Turbulence Ahead: Vancouver Airport Authority Accused of Abuse of Dominance

The Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA), an agency responsible for the operation and management of the Vancouver International Airport, has been accused of abusing its dominant market position, contrary to s. 79 ... [more] Full article

Not out of hot water: Direct Energy’s exit does not end abuse case

The exit of a respondent in an abuse of dominance case does not mean the case cannot continue, the Competition Tribunal held recently. In 2012, the Commissioner of Competition launched ... [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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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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