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Competition Law Publications

Competition Law Publications

Competition Law Publications

Mitsubishi Electric Auto Parts Fine Brings Total to $84M

by Daphne Hooper

Japanese auto parts manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric has been fined $13.4 million after pleading guilty to participating in illegal agreements with industry competitors to determine who would win certain calls for bids issued by Honda and Ford for the supply of alternators, and by General Motors for the supply of ignition coils. Mitsubishi Electric’s fine is now the 

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

by W. Michael G. Osborne

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 million diesel powered Volkswagen and Audi vehicles. On October 15, 2015, a recall of approximately 8.5 million vehicles in Europe was announced.[1] By December 2016, 

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Merger Notification Threshold Raised to $88m

by W. Michael G. Osborne

The pre‑merger notification threshold relating to transaction‑size will be $88 million in 2017, up from $87 million last year, the Competition Bureau announced recently. Mergers are only notifiable if three threshold tests are met: Transaction type: the transaction must involve an “operating business in Canada“. Transactions can take various forms, for example, acquisitions of assets 

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Competition Bureau Takes Action On Mattresses

by Wendy Sun

The Competition Bureau wants to make sure that mattress buyers get a good night’s sleep knowing that they actually saved money instead of receiving a fake discount. In its latest application filed with the Competition Tribunal, the Bureau alleges that Hudson’s Bay Company misleads consumers through a “high-low” pricing strategy, whereby it grossly inflates the regular prices 

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No Work No Pay – Fee Sharing Agreements Are Subject to Court’s Review

by Wendy Sun

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 was first brought before the Superior Court for approval in the Visa/MasterCard Class Actions, in the form of a fee sharing agreement. Both the Superior Court 

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