The Canadian Competition Bureau takes car rental companies to court for misinformation and unattainable advertised prices (Avis, Budget)

Why Car Rentals Cost More Than Advertised: Avis and Budget Taken To Task By Competition Bureau* Canada’s Competition Bureau is accusing Avis and Budget of misleading consumers into thinking their rental car prices are lower than they actually are. The Bureau claims that prices are much higher because Avis and Budget require payment of “Non-Optional Fees” that are made to seem like they are taxes when they are not in fact required by the government. In an application filed with the Competition Tribunal, the Bureau is seeking an order prohibiting Avis and Budget from making misrepresentations about rental car prices, $10 million in administrative monetary penalties, and an order requiring Avis and Budget to reimburse its clients from March 2009 for that conduct. Aviscar Inc. and Budgetcar

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  • Affleck Greene McMurtry (Toronto)

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Michael Binetti, The Canadian Competition Bureau takes car rental companies to court for misinformation and unattainable advertised prices (Avis, Budget), 11 March 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin Rebates, Art. N° 72357

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