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Directors Fined Personally in FlightHub DRIP Pricing Settlement

Michael Binetti

In our Competition Law Year In Review 2019, we reported on Canada’s Competition Bureau’s interim consent agreement with FlightHub prohibiting it from using misleading marketing practices on its websites. On February 24, 2021, FlightHub and the Bureau settled the Bureau’s allegations that the operator of FlightHub.com and JustFly.com misled consumers about prices and services, made millions in revenue from hidden fees, and posted false online reviews. The Bureau has been prosecuting claims of alleged drip pricing for a number of years (see some of our posts here). Drip pricing includes the practice of advertising low prices to attract consumers while ... [more] Full article

Bogus trial offer scheme lands business $15 million fine

A Canadian Competition Bureau investigation concluded that Revive You Media operated a subscription trap scam. It provided the false impression on its websites that consumers were ordering free trials without ... [more] Full article

Facebook pays $9 million fine for allowing sharing of personal data with 3rd party apps

Following a record-breaking $5 billion (US) penalty imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission in July 2019, Facebook agreed to pay a $9 million (Canadian) penalty to settle allegations that ... [more] Full article

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 ... [more] Full article


Marketing Practices and Telemarketing Contributors

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. Michael’s peers and clients have commented that Michael is an “excellent and creative lawyer,” “finds unique solutions to complex problems,” and that “Michael gets it and knows how to win.”

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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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Jacob Millar

Jacob Millar

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Jacob Millar is a versatile lawyer who as a law student and articling student has gained experience in civil and criminal litigation and administrative matters in Ontario, Nova Scotia and the U.K. As an associate with the firm, Jacob represents and advises clients in all manner of commercial disputes and competition law matters.

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