The Canadian Supreme Court rejects the passing-on defence in relation price fixing on the market for compatible PC software (Pro‑Sys Consultants / Microsoft)

Canadian Supreme Court: No such thing as passing on defence* On Thursday last week the Supreme Court of Canada handed down three much-anticipated judgments concerning indirect purchaser claims. The trio of cases point towards a distinctive, and in many respects more claimant-friendly, approach to class actions than that adopted in the US. They will therefore be essential reading for those preparing for the proposed new collective action regimes here in Europe. Of even greater interest (from a European perspective) is the Court’s rejection of the passing-on defence – i.e. the defence that a

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Tristan Jones, The Canadian Supreme Court rejects the passing-on defence in relation price fixing on the market for compatible PC software (Pro‑Sys Consultants / Microsoft), 31 October 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Judicial review, Art. N° 59263

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