The Canadian Competition Authority dismisses allegations due to a refusal to deal under the amended Section 75 of the Canadian Competition Act (B-Filer / The Bank of Nova Scotia)

Tribunal Dismisses B-Filer’s Refusal to Deal Application* On December 20, 2006, the Competition Tribunal released its decision in B-Filer Inc. v. The Bank of Nova Scotia, the first fully contested case under the amended Section 75 of the Competition Act and the first contested case brought as a private action. After a four-week hearing, the Tribunal ruled that the applicants failed to establish any of the required Section 75 elements. [1] The complaint centered on Scotiabank’s termination of various banking services that it had previously supplied to GPay (B–Filer’s operating name) that GPay had been using to provide its online debit payment service. The Tribunal agreed with Scotiabank’s economic expert that the Chrysler test is the appropriate one for defining product markets relating to

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Andy Baziliauskas, Frank Mathewson, The Canadian Competition Authority dismisses allegations due to a refusal to deal under the amended Section 75 of the Canadian Competition Act (B-Filer / The Bank of Nova Scotia), 20 décembre 2006, e-Competitions December 2006, Art. N° 87956

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