Canadian Antitrust Ruling Could Shake Up Class Actions

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT) -- When the Canadian Supreme Court took on several price-fixing class actions in 2012, most expected the court to focus its ruling on whether consumers and other indirect purchasers could sue under the country's antitrust laws. But when the court's decision finally comes down Thursday, experts say it will likely have a much broader impact.

In early 2012, the Canadian Supreme Court agreed to hear three cases turning mainly on the question of whether indirect purchasers had the right to seek damages for price-fixing, a question the...
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