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Litigation and Competition Law Publications - Recent

Litigation and Competition Law Publications - Recent

Latest Publications

No Work No Pay – Fee Sharing Agreements Are Subject To Court’s Review – Wendy Sun

by Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun’s article No Work No Pay – Fee Sharing Agreements Are Subject to Court’s Review was published in Class Action Defence Quarterly, Volume 11, No. 3, March 2017.

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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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Another Efficient Acquisition: Chemtrade and Canexus

by Annie Tayyab

The Competition Bureau recently confirmed that it has issued a No Action Letter in the proposed acquisition of Canexus Corporation by Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund. Both Canexus and Chemtrade produce chemicals for the pulp and paper industry. This is the second time that the Bureau has found that a transaction’s anti-competitive effects would be offset by the efficiencies 

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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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