Category: Constructive Trust

Loblaws and Shoppers Divestitures Approved - August 18, 2014 by zeldalegacy

The Competition Bureau has approved plans by Canadian grocery giant Loblaw Companies Limited to divest nine  in-store pharmacies to Remedy’s Rx, two grocery stores to Metro Inc., and two Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies to the Jean Coutu Group. The divestitures are pursuant to a March 2014 Consent Agreement between Loblaw and the Commissioner of Competition [...]
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AGM recognized in GCR Competition 100 - August 15, 2014 by zeldalegacy

The Global Competition Review has recognized Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP in its GCR 100 guide to the world’s leading competition law and economics practices.
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Competition Law Review - August 12, 2014 by zeldalegacy

Our review of developments in competition law in Canada over the past twelve months.
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CBA National Magazine: Game of Phones - August 5, 2014 by zeldalegacy

“When you play the game of phones, you win or … you go to court”. Michael Osborne‘s article Game of Phones appears in the National, the official Blog of the Canadian Bar Association. Read More.
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Shhh! No bid rigging in the library - July 31, 2014 by zeldalegacy

Criminal charges have been laid against one company and six individuals for their alleged roles in a bid-rigging conspiracy.  The conspiracy relates to federal government contracts for the supply of professional IT services to Library and Archives Canada. The Competition Bureau alleges that Microtime Inc., its owner and two of its employees, conspired to rig [...]
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US Obtains First Ever Extradition from Canada on Antitrust Charges - July 28, 2014 by zeldalegacy

Canadian businessman John Bennett will be extradited to the US face bid-rigging, fraud, conspiracy, and kick-back charges, the BC Court of Appeal held recently. The charges stem from a bid by the company he founded, Bennett Environmental Inc., to work on an environmental cleanup project in New Jersey. Bennett Environmental was an environmental soil remediation [...]
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Michael Osborne cracks open the book on Kobo with Advocate Daily. - July 27, 2014 by zeldalegacy

Advocate Daily Quick Clips: Toronto competition lawyer Michael Osborne, partner with Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, says Kobo is currently challenging a settlement between the Competition Bureau and e-book publishers.
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Criminal Investigations and Cross Border Litigation Not A Bar to US Depositions - July 26, 2014 by zeldalegacy

The Superior Court of Ontario recently granted an application for the enforcement of letters rogatory to take evidence of, and compel the production of documents by, two non- party Ontario residents in a consolidated multidistrict class action in the US. The Court held that the conditions for enforcement were met and, importantly, rejected the arguments of the Respondents to the application that permitting the examinations would violate the respondent’s rights against self-incrimination….
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Lousiana Pacific Abandons Plan to Acquire Ainsworth Lumber - July 25, 2014 by zeldalegacy

The Louisiana Pacific Corporation (LP) has abandoned its plan to acquire Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd., as a result of a concerns raised by both the Competition Bureau and the United States Department of Justice.  Both agencies had determined that if the proposed acquisition were to go ahead, it would have likely resulted in a substantial [...]
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Deterrence main objective behind three year corruption sentence - July 24, 2014 by zeldalegacy

Deterrence and denunciation of bribery of foreign public officials were at the fore as a judge sentenced Ottawa businessman Nazir Karigar to three years in jail for agreeing to offer bribes to public officials in India in order to obtain preferential treatment for a bid to supply to Air India. Mr. Karigar was convicted in [...]
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