The Canadian Supreme Court rules on the matter of standing to sue for damages held by indirect purchasers in class action proceedings (Infineon Technologies / Option Consommateurs)

New C.D. Howe Institute Report on Indirect Purchaser Class Actions Before Supreme Court Decision – Consensus? Open the Door* Canada’s Supreme Court is expected to release a long awaited indirect purchaser competition class action decision on 31 October 2013. This case, and the tortuous (and conflicting) lower court appellate decisions before it in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, is expected to clarify the right of “indirect purchasers” to commence Competition Act class actions (i.e., consumers or other parties that have not purchased products directly from parties to a price-fixing or other cartel agreement). In advance of this important decision, commentary for and against indirect purchaser class action rights has once

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Steve Szentesi, The Canadian Supreme Court rules on the matter of standing to sue for damages held by indirect purchasers in class action proceedings (Infineon Technologies / Option Consommateurs), 31 October 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Burden of proof, Art. N° 58986

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