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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 it misled consumers about how their personal information was being shared with third-party apps on its platform. Canada’s Commissioner of Competition alleged that Facebook made false and misleading representations to the public that created the general impression about who could actually see or access users’ personal information on Facebook and Facebook Messenger. The Commissioner concluded that Facebook did not in fact limit the sharing of personal information with third-party apps ... [more] Full article

Misleading Pricing For Sports and Concert Tickets Costs StubHub $1.3 Million Penalty

StubHub, which bills itself as the world’s largest ticket marketplace with tickets available for over 10 million live sports, music and theatre events in more than 40 countries, has agreed ... [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

No Work No Pay – Fee Sharing Agreements Are Subject to Court’s Review

Class counsel are not permitted to pay off their rival firm using proceeds from the settlement funds in order to avoid competing actions, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently held. This type of payment arrangement ... [more] Full article


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Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

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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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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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