Canada Seeks To Fine Rogers $10M Over Ads

Law360, New York (November 19, 2010, 7:04 PM EST) -- Canada's competition watchdog moved Friday to fine Rogers Communications Inc. CA$10 million ($9.8 million) over its allegedly misleading advertising for discount cell phone service, warning that the campaign may have unfairly hurt companies trying to enter the same market.

The Canadian Competition Bureau opened legal proceedings against the telecommunications giant in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, saying the company misled consumers with advertising for its Chatr brand of discounted cell phone service.

The company's advertising campaign claimed that subscribers would suffer "fewer dropped calls than...
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