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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 seventh Quebec-based company pleaded guilty to the offence of bid-rigging under Canada’s Competition Act in this case. Bid-rigging is an agreement or arrangement where individuals or companies agree not to submit a bid or tender, or agree to withdraw a bid or tender, or where individuals or companies submit bids or tenders that are arrived at by agreement or arrangement unbeknownst to the person that issued a call or request for bids ... [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

Auto Parts Supplier Fined $4.5 Million For Bid-Rigging

A Japanese motor vehicle components supplier, Yamashita Rubber, pleaded guilty to participating in an international bid-rigging conspiracy and was fined $4.5 million by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Yamashita ... [more] Full article