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Litigation and Competition Law Publications - Recent

Litigation and Competition Law Publications - Recent

Latest Publications

Michael Osborne Presented with “Best Business Private Enforcement Article – 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards”

by Wayne Powell

Michael Osborne’s article “Class Action Plaintiffs Can Obtain Wiretap Evidence”, The Litigator, October 2014 was the winner of “Best Business Private Enforcement Article – 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards.”

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CBA’s Anti-Corruption Team Recommends Policy Changes to PWGSC

by Wayne Powell

Michael Osborne, as a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Team, was signatory on a letter to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) summarizing concerns and outlining recommendations regarding the current Integrity Framework.

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Not out of hot water: Direct Energy’s exit does not end abuse case

by W. Michael G. Osborne

The exit of a respondent in an abuse of dominance case does not mean the case cannot continue, the Competition Tribunal held recently. In 2012, the Commissioner of Competition launched abuse of dominance applications against two residential hot water heater rental companies, Direct Energy and Reliance Comfort Partnership. The Commissioner alleged that the two companies 

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Employee suspension ruled constructive dismissal: Supreme Court

by Masiel A. Matus

Employers would be wise to consider the terms of an employee’s contract before administratively suspending him or her. The Supreme Court of Canada held that administrative suspensions must be both reasonable and justified. Also, employers cannot use an administrative suspension to get around the fact that they no longer intend to be bound by an 

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Sun Media Assets Sold to Postmedia Following A Five-Month Review

by Wendy Sun, Articling Student

Postmedia’s proposed acquisition of Sun Media’s English-language media assets was recently approved by the Competition Bureau. The $316-million deal was first announced in October 2014, which involved the acquisition of Sun Media’s 175 newspapers and digital publications, including the popular Sun tabloid newspapers in cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and Calgary. After a lengthy 5-month merger review, the Bureau issued a No Action 

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