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Michael Binetti Quoted In National Post: Philadelphia Cream Cheese And Volkswagen Ads Axed Due To ‘Harmful' Gender Stereotyping
Commercials for Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Volkswagen were the first to be banned under the new guidelines.
Canada
20 Aug 2019
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Class Action Lawsuit Against Casino Rama Fails Certification
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has denied certification of the proposed class in a breach of privacy class action, which arose out of a cyber-attack against Casino Rama in November 2016.
Canada
23 Jul 2019
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ABA/CBA Teleconference Materials
ABA/CBA Teleconference Materials.
Canada
28 Jun 2019
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Court Orders Release Of Consumer Complaints About Bell's Marketing Practices
The Federal Court of Canada has ordered the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services to release consumer complaints about Bell's alleged deceptive marketing practices to the Competition Bureau.
Canada
17 Apr 2019
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Competition Law Year In Review 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in the optical disc drive price fixing class action.
Canada
12 Feb 2019
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Influencer Marketing And Competition Law In Canada: The Basics
The world of marketing and advertising has evolved – last year, U.S. companies spent an estimated $13.5 billion on social media marketing alone.
Canada
8 Jan 2019
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Christopher Somerville Interviewed On Law Times TV: What happens When Social Media And Securities Law Intersect? (Video)
Christopher Somerville, Associate at Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, was interviewed for Law Times TV feature: What happens when social media and securities law intersect?, August 21, 2017.
Canada
25 Aug 2017
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Montreal Company Pleads Guilty To Deceptive Telemarketing
Thompson Hill Publishing, a telemarketing company based in Montreal, pleaded guilty to making false or misleading representations and engaging in deceptive telemarketing.
Canada
30 May 2017
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Ebooks: 4 Settlements And 1 Application
Apple and ebook publishers Hachette, Macmillan, and Simon & Shuster have agreed to change how they sell ebooks to settle allegations that they entered into an anti-competitive agreement that reduced price competition by ebook retailers.
Canada
31 Jan 2017
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Amazon Pays $1.1 m To Settle Savings Claim Probe
Amazon.com.ca Inc. has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty, plus $100,000 in costs, to settle allegations by the Competition Bureau that its practice of advertising savings from a list price contravened the Competition Act's ordinary selling price and misleading email provisions.
Canada
31 Jan 2017
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Bureau Zips-Up Parka Labeling Issue
Moose Knuckles has agreed to clarify that some of its parkas are made with both Canadian and imported components, in accordance with the Bureau's "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" Enforcement Guidelines . . .
Canada
8 Dec 2016
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Fine Print Feuds: Competition Bureau Cracks Down On Misleading Ads
The use of disclaimers in advertising raises unique competition law issues.
Canada
27 Sep 2016
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CASL Crunch: Kellogg's Pays $60k
Kellogg's has agreed to pay $60,000 and undertook to ensure that it, and its third party email marketers, comply with Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL).
Canada
23 Sep 2016
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Not Fully Unlimited Calling And Internet: Comwave Networks Agrees To Pay $300,000 For Making False Or Misleading Representations
Telephone and Internet provider Comwave Networks Inc. of Toronto has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $300,000 for false or misleading representations.
Canada
22 Sep 2016
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Whose Reliance Is It Anyway? Court Strikes Misleading Ad Claim
AquaTerra moved to strike, arguing that LBI must plead (and ultimately establish) that it relied on the misrepresentation to its detriment.
Canada
13 Jul 2016
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Online Reviews & Endorsements Guidance Issued
The International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) has published three sets of guidelines on online reviews and endorsement...
Canada
6 Jul 2016
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Casinos May Be Liable To Victims Of Problem Gamblers
The Ontario Court of Appeal has reinstated an action against the OLGC brought by third party victims of a fraud committed by a problem gambler who stole their money and spent it on gambling.
Canada
22 Jun 2016
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Bell to Reimburse Wireless Customers $11.82m
Bell has agreed to reimburse its customers who paid for "premium text messaging" up to $11.82 million. This is the latest and largest settlement reached by the Competition Bureau in its investigation into third party charges for premium text messaging that were passed on to consumers by Canadian mobile telephone companies.
Canada
31 May 2016
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Google: A Tale Of Two Continents
It is the best of times and the worst of times for Google. Its internet search engine has become a meme; its mobile operating system, Android, now powers 80.7% of the world's smartphones.
Canada
27 Apr 2016
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