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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 to pay a $1.3 million Canadian penalty as part of an agreement with Canada’s Competition Bureau. A Competition Bureau investigation revealed that, after adding mandatory fees charged by StubHub, the original advertised prices for concert and sports tickets were not attainable. These mandatory fees were only revealed at later stages of the purchase, which is at the point at which most consumers would not abandon their purchase. This settlement is ... [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

$118,000 Fine for Sewer Bid-rigging

Chalifoux Sani Laurentides Inc. was fined $118,000 after pleading guilty to participating in a bid-rigging scheme for about worth of municipal sewer services contracts in Quebec, the Competition Bureau announced ... [more] Full article