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Canada: Maxzone Auto Parts ruling may affect future price-fixing sentences

 |  October 25, 2012

In the wake of a price-fixing case against Maxzone Auto Parts, Federal Court Chief Justice Paul Crampton urged courts to administer harsher sentence to price-fixers, arguing against the Competition Bureau’s “leniency program” that allows those guilty of price-fixing to reduce fines if businesses cooperate with the investigation procedure. His statement comes after a $1.5 million fine was ordered for Maxzone. Lawyers note that Chief Justice Crampton’s statement does not create a legal precedence but may influence sentences given moving forward.

Full Content: The Globe and Mail

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