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Green Light for Indirect Purchaser Claims in Canada

Download this publication December 1, 2013

On October 31, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada (the "SCC") issued a trilogy of decisions holding that indirect purchasers (such as consumers and retailers) are entitled to assert claims for damages and restitution in class actions relying upon alleged competition law offenses. The SCC also set a relatively low bar for certification of competition class action claims. With this trilogy of decisions, the SCC resolved disagreements between various provincial courts of appeal over these issues.

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