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Competition bureau goes after Avis and Budget for misleading advertising

The Competition Bureau announced last March that it has initiated proceedings against Aviscar, Budget and their parent company, Avis Budget Group Inc.. The Bureau alleges that the Companies engaged in false or misleading advertising in that they advertised misleading prices to consumers. The Bureau’s application seeks, among other remedies, a total of $30 million in administrative monetary penalties and refunds to affected customers.

 

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Antitrust advisory: Top 10 dos and don’ts for when competition enforcers knock on your door

Search warrants have been a longstanding tool in the Competition Bureau’s arsenal, and domestic and international “dawn raids” are standard in almost all significant cartel investigations.

 

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Supreme Court recalls broad principles regarding the disclosure of evidence held by a third party in Quebec civil law

By Martin F. Sheehan and Nikolas Blanchette The civil law has recognized for some time that a party to a telephone conversation can record the conversation and use it in connection with civil litigation unless the use of such evidence would tend to bring the administration of justice into disrepute [1]. It is also recognized […]

 

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Competition bureau publishes draft guidelines for the production of electronically stored information

On August 26, 2014, the Competition Bureau published draft Guidelines for the Production of Electronically Stored Information for public consultation.

 

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