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Ticketmaster Scalper Bots Did Not Contravene Competition Act

In response to an expose into scalper bots, the Competition Bureau investigated whether scalper bots contravened the deceptive marketing practices, restrictive trade practices, and conspiracy provisions of the Competition Act. Scalper bots are software programs designed to purchase a large amount of tickets for sporting or entertainment events when they first become available for sale. When the tickets are gone, a perceived scarcity ensues, which may lead consumers to pay increased prices to ticket resellers. The Competition Bureau concluded that scalper bots did not contravene the Competition Act and closed its investigation. It indicated that consumer protection and unfair business practices are ... [more] Full article

Influencer Marketing and Competition Law in Canada: The Basics

The world of marketing and advertising has evolved – last year, U.S. companies spent an estimated $13.5 billion on social media marketing alone.1 How are lawmakers and enforcement agencies responding to ... [more] Full article

Leon’s and The Brick Donate $750,000 in Furniture to Settle Buy Now, Pay Later Complaints

Canadian furniture retailers, Leon’s and The Brick, have agreed to donate $750,000 in furniture to charities to settle concerns raised by Canada’ Competition Bureau about their advertising of buy now, pay ... [more] Full article

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 ... [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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