Michael Osborne – Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

365 Bay Street 2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5H 2V1, Canada

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Democracy and the rule of law

Democracy and the rule of law are cornerstones of the Canadian constitution. These concepts have been appealed to by both sides in the dispute over the Harper government’s plan to end the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly, and…more
| Agriculture, Constitutional Law

Insurance Bureau must supply data pending hearing

The Insurance Bureau of Canada must continue to supply the Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario with claims data pending the hearing of UCDA's application for a permanent order that IBC continue to supply this data, the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Competition Law Review

Summarizes all major developments in Canadian competition law over the last year, including: * Can indirect purchasers sue for price-fixing losses? * Bell Canada hidden fees * Business directory scams. * Fines for…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Court throws the book at “Yellow Page” business directory scam

Four closely related companies operating a business directory scam were ordered to pay an administrative monetary penalty (“AMP”) of $8 million as well as pay restitution to everyone who paid them any money. Two individuals…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection

Discoverability, continuing effects, and Competition Act limitation periods

In a recent decision, the Federal Court of Appeal left open the possibility that the discoverability principle may apply to the two-year limitation period established for private actions under section 36 of the Competition Act,…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Law suit alleging defamation by Competition Bureau allowed to proceed

Ontario's top court recently allowed parts of a claim that the Competition Bureau defamed suspects when it an announced bid-rigging charges against them to proceed to trial…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Government Contracting
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Elections & Politics
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
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