Ontario Court of Appeal Makes It Easier For Plaintiffs to Add Defendants Under Competition Act Limitation Provision* The Ontario Court of Appeal recently issued a significant decision in Mancinelli v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2018 ONCA 544 (C.A.), in which the Court clarified the application of the discoverability principle to the limitation period for private actions commenced under section 36 of the Competition Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-34 (the “Act”). In general, the limitation period for a damages claim commenced under section 36(1) of the Act for a violation of a criminal section of the Act (e.g., a price-fixing or other criminal conspiracy under section 45 of the Act) is two years from the later of: (i) the day on which
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