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Competition Bureau Takes Action On Mattresses

The Competition Bureau wants to make sure that mattress buyers get a good night’s sleep knowing that they actually saved money instead of receiving a fake discount. In its latest application filed with the Competition Tribunal, the Bureau alleges that Hudson’s Bay Company misleads consumers through a “high-low” pricing strategy, whereby it grossly inflates the regular prices of its mattress sets, only to advertise deep discounts off these regular prices. The Bureau’s application invokes the Competition Act’s “ordinary selling price” provisions, which require retailers who advertise a discount from a regular price to have sold a substantial volume of the article at the regular (or ... [more] Full article

Not Fully Unlimited Calling and Internet: Comwave Networks agrees to pay $300,000 for making false or misleading representations

Telephone and Internet provider Comwave Networks Inc. of Toronto has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $300,000 for false or misleading representations. Acting under the civil deceptive marketing practices provisions of ... [more] Full article

Avis and Budget agree to pay $3m to settle drip pricing case

Car rental companies Aviscar Inc. (Avis) and Budgetcar Inc. (Budget) have agreed to pay a $3 million administrative monetary penalty to settle allegations by the Competition Bureau that they misled consumers ... [more] Full article

Top Up or Give Up: Prepaid Phone Card Class Action Dismissed

Prepaid mobile phone services offer flexibility and freedom to those who do not wish to be locked into a monthly plan. The downside is that prepaid phone cards only remain active for a certain ... [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, 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 Hooper has recently joined Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and intends to concentrate her skills in various areas of Civil Litigation and Competition Law. Daphne articled with Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and has become a valued member of the team.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael leads Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP's competition team. He also practices commercial litigation and arbitration. Michael represents clients involved in business disputes, and defends clients facing competition law investigations, prosecutions, and class actions.

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Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Wendy Sun has substantive experience in domestic and international contractual disputes, competition law, franchise disputes, shareholder disputes, negligent misrepresentation, commercial leasing, and intellectual property matters.

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