The Ontario Superior Court of Justice refuses to approve an agreement between two companies on credit card interchange fees (Bancroft-Snell / Visa Canada Corporation)

Courts have begun to criticize plaintiff lawyers who file multiple overlapping class actions across the country. In Ontario, Perell J. refused to approve an agreement by two BC firms to share their fee with a Saskatchewan-based firm, Merchant Law Group (“MLG”) in Bancroft-Snell v. Visa Canada Corporation. More than one year after the BC firms had filed class actions in Ontario and BC alleging conspiracies in relation to credit card interchange fees, MLG started copycat actions in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The BC firms agreed to pay a share of their fee to MLG in

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Michael Osborne, The Ontario Superior Court of Justice refuses to approve an agreement between two companies on credit card interchange fees (Bancroft-Snell / Visa Canada Corporation), 23 novembre 2015, Bulletin e-Competitions November 2015, Art. N° 78462

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