The Canadian Supreme Court allows indirect purchasers claims for a cartel infringement on the market for processor compatible software (Infineon, Pro-Sys, Sun-Rype)

Supreme Court of Canada Allows Indirect Purchaser Claims* Note: On October 31, 2013, Canada’s Supreme Court issued important decisions regarding the scope of private claims for civil damages under the Competition Act. Below is a note prepared by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg on these decisions. In its first decisions in over 20 years addressing private competition law claims, and its first decisions in over a decade considering substantively Canadian certification law in a common law jurisdiction, the Supreme Court of Canada has found 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 offences. These highly anticipated decisions may have significant

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Mark C. Katz, The Canadian Supreme Court allows indirect purchasers claims for a cartel infringement on the market for processor compatible software (Infineon, Pro-Sys, Sun-Rype), 31 October 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Judicial review, Art. N° 59073

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