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Montreal Company Pleads Guilty to Deceptive Telemarketing

Thompson Hill Publishing, a telemarketing company based in Montreal, pleaded guilty to making false or misleading representations and engaging in deceptive telemarketing. An investigation by the Competition Bureau found that the company operated a scheme where its telemarketers would call businesses and mislead them into thinking that they were due for a renewal of an existing listing in the business directory, when in fact the purpose of the call was to sell a new listing. Under the corporate guilty plea, Thompson Hill also agreed to pay $180,000 in fines and is banned from engaging in any telemarketing activities for five years.   [more] Full article

Dirty Diesel Done Dirt Cheap? VW Settles “Clean Diesel” Scandal

Volkswagen recently employed a quick settlement strategy to deal with the fallout from its admission, in September 2015, that it had installed software to cheat on emissions tests on 11 ... [more] Full article

Bell to Reimburse Wireless Customers $11.82m

Bell has agreed to reimburse its customers who paid for “premium text messaging” up to $11.82 million. This is the latest and largest settlement reached by the Competition Bureau in its ... [more] Full article

It’s Fraud Prevention Month – How Can You Protect Yourself From Fraud?

Julius Caesar was once warned to beware of the Ides of March. Unfortunately, consumers and businesses are at risk from fraudsters year round, not just in March, which the Competition ... [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, including business and construction disputes, fraud, employment law, competition investigations, private competition actions, elections law and dealing with municipal and government regulators.

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Daphne Hooper

Daphne Hooper

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Daphne Hooper has recently joined Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and intends to concentrate her skills in various areas of Civil Litigation and Competition Law. Daphne articled with Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and has become a valued member of the team.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael is a respected and practised litigator who acts for and advises parties in a wide range of competition matters, a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters, and also in administrative law and constitutional issues. Michael has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Michael is a frequent contributor to newsletters published by the ABA's Anti-trust Section, The Litigator and often quoted by The Financial Post, The Lawyer's Weekly, Lexpert Magazine and other publications of interest to the legal community.

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Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Wendy Sun has substantive experience in domestic and international contractual disputes, competition law, franchise disputes, shareholder disputes, negligent misrepresentation, commercial leasing, and intellectual property matters.

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