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Canada takes a pass as Nishikawa Rubber pays $130m fine in US

The Competition Bureau recently decided not to recommend charges against an autoparts maker who rigged bids, because the cars containing their parts were mostly sold in the US. Instead, it cooperated with the US Department of Justice its investigation. As a result, Hiroshima based Nishikawa Rubber pleaded guilty in the US to rigging bids for body sealing parts (BSPs) from 2000 to 2012. BSPs keep the interiors of cars dry, protected and quiet. Nishikawa was fined US$130 million. This amount includes a penalty for the over $200-million of rigged sales to Canadian-based car manufacturers, including Toyota and Honda. Since the cars ... [more] Full article

Showa fined $13m for auto parts conspiracy

Japanese auto parts maker Showa Corporation has been fined $13 million after admitting to participating in an international conspiracy to rig bids for electronic power steering gears. Showa’s fine is the second largest ... [more] Full article

Toyo Fine Brings Auto Parts Total to $58m

Another fine has been levied in the Competition Bureau’s auto parts investigation, bringing the total amount of fines to $58 million. Yesterday, the Bureau announced that Toyo Tires & Rubber ... [more] Full article

Chocolate Prosecution Melts

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) has stayed the prosecution of Mars Canada Inc., and several others who were  accused of participating in a conspiracy to fix the price ... [more] Full article


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Kenneth A. Dekker

Kenneth A. Dekker

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kenneth Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. Over more than two decades, Ken has litigated noteworthy cases in a range of fields that include class action defence, securities and broker-dealer litigation and regulatory defence, corporate and shareholder disputes (including oppression and winding up cases), defamation, civil fraud litigation, disputes over contracts, injunctions, professional liability litigation, employment litigation and cross-border litigation issues. Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada. Ken also represents and advises clients in regulatory matters before the Investment Industry Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). Ken has been recognized for Corporate and Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers of Canada and has been given the highest available rating of AV, or pre-eminent, by his peers on Martindale-Hubbell.

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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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