Category: Constructive Trust

Loblaws and Shoppers Divestitures Approved - January 28, 2015 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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Reliance scalded by $5 million penalty - January 27, 2015 by zeldalegacy

Hot water heater rental supplier Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership has agreed to pay a million fine and to change policies that made it difficult for customers to switch to a competitor, in a settlement reached with the Commissioner of Competition on November 5, 2014. EnerCare Inc, another heater rental supplier that has acquired Direct 
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Canadian businessman extradited to US on fraud and bid rigging charges - January 26, 2015 by zeldalegacy

Canadian businessman John Bennett appeared in a US court last week after his extradition to the US to face bid-rigging, fraud, conspiracy, and kick-back charges. 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 
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Manulife – Standard Life Acquisition Cleared - January 24, 2015 by zeldalegacy

Insurance giant Manulife Financial Corporation’s proposed acquisition of Standard Life PLC’s Canadian assets has been approved by the Competition Bureau. Both companies offer  group retirement and benefits services and individual wealth products, among other things. Despite this overlap, the Competition Bureau concluded that the transaction is unlikely to substantially lessen or prevent competition because other competitors offer 
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Bureau knocks Bauer’s helmet claims - January 22, 2015 by zeldalegacy

Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer has agreed to stop making claims about its RE-AKT helmets that the Competition Bureau says create the impression that the helmets can protect players from concussions, in a consent agreement filed with the Competition Tribunal. The Competition Bureau alleged that Bauer did not conduct adequate and proper testing to support such performance claims. 
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Michael Osborne nominated for 2015 Antitrust Writing Award - January 20, 2015 by zeldalegacy

The Editors and Contributors of The Litigator congratulate Michael Osborne on his nomination for the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards for his article “Class Action Plaintiffs Can Obtain Wiretap Evidence”, The Litigator, October 2014.
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AGM cited as Canadian authority in International Legal Guide - January 19, 2015 by zeldalegacy

Michael Osborne, Michael Binetti and Fiona Campbell authored the Canadian chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2015.
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Michael Osborne to speak at ABA Business Torts Seminar - January 18, 2015 by zeldalegacy

Michael Osborne to speak on Canadian Economic Torts at the American Bar Association tele-seminar on US/Canada Cross-Border Business Torts, Jan. 30, 2015
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Competition Bureau Signs MOU with the OSC - January 12, 2015 by zeldalegacy

The Competition Bureau signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) on November 25, 2014. The OSC regulates the capital market in Ontario. Both agencies share a mutual interest in protecting the public from fraudulent business practices while maintaining fairness, efficiency and confidence in the market. Under the MOU, the Competition Bureau 
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Reliance acquires its largest competitor, National - January 6, 2015 by zeldalegacy

Shortly after agreeing to pay hefty million penalty to settle the Competition Bureau’s allegations that it engaged in anti-competitive tactics to prevent competitors from expanding, hot water heater supplier rental Reliance Home Comfort acquired its largest competitor, National Energy Corporation. The Bureau approved the Reliance-National transaction on November 17, primarily as a result of a consent agreement 
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