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Dirty Diesel: The Challenge of Isolating Compensable Losses in a Motion for Certification

Ardita Sinojmeri

In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States (EPA) made waves when it determined that millions of Volkswagen “clean diesel” cars sold worldwide were cheating government emissions tests. By using something called a “defeat device” in their diesel engines, these cars were capable of changing their performance upon detecting that they were being tested, thereby improving test results. In reality, these cars emitted pollutants at levels 25 to 40 times higher than the legal limit. In Mackinnon v. Volkswagen Group Canada, Inc ., 2021 ONSC 5941, Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied certification ... [more] Full article

Directors Fined Personally in FlightHub DRIP Pricing Settlement

In our Competition Law Year In Review 2019, we reported on Canada’s Competition Bureau’s interim consent agreement with FlightHub prohibiting it from using misleading marketing practices on its websites. On ... [more] Full article

Bogus trial offer scheme lands business $15 million fine

A Canadian Competition Bureau investigation concluded that Revive You Media operated a subscription trap scam. It provided the false impression on its websites that consumers were ordering free trials without ... [more] Full article

Facebook pays $9 million fine for allowing sharing of personal data with 3rd party apps

Following a record-breaking $5 billion (US) penalty imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission in July 2019, Facebook agreed to pay a $9 million (Canadian) penalty to settle allegations that ... [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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Ardita Sinojmeri

Ardita Sinojmeri

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Ardita joins AGM as an Articling Student from Western Law, following several summers working in the mining industry. During law school, Ardita co-founded a program to provide free assistance to small businesses in the Greater Toronto Area struggling through COVID-19. At AGM, Ardita leverages her extensive legal, business, and community engagement skills in all of the firm’s practice areas.

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Christopher Somerville

Christopher Somerville

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Chris Somerville has a record of diligent and resourceful advocacy in a wide range of cases. His experience and skills cover commercial and civil litigation in general, and securities litigation, administrative law, and employment disputes in particular.

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