Canadian High Court Creates Dueling Antitrust Regimes

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT) -- Canada's highest court on Thursday flatly rejected the tougher U.S. approach to class certification and consumer antitrust claims, leaving companies accused of taking part in international price-fixing plots defending near-identical claims in two very different systems.

In a trio of antitrust cases, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that indirect purchasers could bring antitrust claims and refused to require lower courts to delve into the merits of a case before granting class certification. In the process, the justices reviewed key U.S. precedent on those issues and...
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