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Not Disclosing Additional Fees Triggers $4.5 Million Fine for Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster L.L.C., TNow Entertainment Group, Inc. and Ticketmaster Canada LP have settled the lawsuit brought by the Canadian Competition Bureau that alleged that Ticketmaster’s advertised prices were deceptive because consumers had to pay additional fees that were added later in the purchasing process. This “drip pricing” resulted in consumers paying much higher prices than advertised, the Bureau alleged, with the result that Ticketmaster’s mandatory fees often inflated the advertised price by more than 20% and, in some cases, by over 65%. As part of the settlement, Ticketmaster agreed to pay a penalty of $4 million plus the Bureau’s investigation costs ... [more] Full article

Court orders release of consumer complaints about Bell’s marketing practices

The Federal Court of Canada has ordered the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) to release consumer complaints about Bell’s alleged deceptive marketing practices to the Competition Bureau. The ... [more] Full article

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 ... [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


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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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