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Credit for Competition Compliance Programs Introduced in US

Firms that have an effective competition (“antitrust” in the US) compliance program but nevertheless become involved in an antitrust offence such as price fixing can now receive credit for the program in the United States at both the charging and sentencing stages of the case, the US Department of Justice recently announced. Previously, the DOJ refused to give credit, at the charging stage, for a compliance program.

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L3 - Harris Merger Proceeds After US Consent Decree Resolves Canadian Competition Concerns

Defence technology companies L3 Technologies, Inc. and Harris Corporation completed their merger on July 1, 2019, after reaching a settlement on June 20 with the US Department of Justice to resolve concerns that the merger would eliminate competition for military-grade image intensifier tubes. 

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Ticketmaster Pays a Hefty Price for Advertising Unattainably Low Prices

Ticketmaster’s practice of adding non-optional fees to advertised ticket prices will cost the group (consisting of Ticketmaster L.L.C., TNow Entertainment Group, Inc. and Ticketmaster Canada LP) $4.5 million in a settlement reached with the Competition Bureau.

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Canadian Competition Law: 2018 in Review & What to Expect in 2019

The inaugural issue of Canadian Competition Law provides a helpful analysis of Canadian competition law developments from the past 12 months and looks at trends to watch in 2019.

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New Immunity and Leniency Programs: Still the Best Deal in Town?

It used to be the best deal in town: participants in criminal price-fixing conspiracies could approach the Competition Bureau and receive either complete immunity or leniency in exchange for ratting out their co-conspirators.

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