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Another individual acquitted in Canadian bid-rigging case

Barney Shum, one of the individuals charged as part of the Competition Bureau’s long-running investigation into a cartel that rigged bids for IT contracts, was acquitted last week after almost a decade-long criminal probe.

EU General Court rules on DG Comp dawn raids

Israel tackles video game cartel

Cartel decision is not confidential, ECJ rules

California insurance chief grills CVS and Aetna

The head of California’s Department of Insurance has questioned executives from CVS Health and Aetna on the potential for their proposed merger to lead to discriminatory behaviour, and suggested that the claimed efficiencies could instead be achieved through a contract.

Judge says ex-Bumble Bee boss can’t travel

A federal judge has refused to allow the former chief executive of Bumble Bee Foods to attend his nephew’s wedding, following his indictment for allegedly conspiring to fix prices of packaged seafood.

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down last week as the Commissioner of Competition. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective, last month.

US DOJ clarifies plan to seek damages

The head of criminal enforcement at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said it will seek to obtain redress for federal agencies that have bought price-fixed products by using restitution as part of its prosecutorial role and pursuing civil damages.

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down last week as the Commissioner of Competition. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective, last month.


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