The Canadian Competition Tribunal turns down leave application on refusal to deal (CarGurus)

Competition Tribunal Denies Car Listing Refusal to Deal Leave Application and Establishes New Price Maintenance Law* On October 14, 2016 the Canadian Competition Tribunal (“Tribunal”) released an important Competition Act (“Act”) private application leave case (see:CarGurus Inc v Trader Corporation, 2016 Comp. Trib. 15. This decision is a good summary of the tests for granting leave to commence private applications under sections 75 (refusal to deal), 76 (price maintenance) and 77 (exclusive dealing) of the Act. The CarGurus decision is also something of a cautionary tale for counsel seeking remedies for refusals to deal for their clients if they do not have sufficient evidence of harm to their client’s business, harm to the relevant market or evidence establishing (albeit at a

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  • Steve Szentesi Law Corporation (Vancouver)

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Steve Szentesi, The Canadian Competition Tribunal turns down leave application on refusal to deal (CarGurus), 14 October 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2016, Art. N° 81679

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