OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - In a historic class action ruling rendered today, the Supreme Court of Canada allowed plaintiffs Simon Jacques, Marcel Lafontaine and the Automobile Protection Association (APA) and their expert access to thousands of recorded telephone conversations stemming from wiretaps recorded by the Competition Bureau of Canada as part of their Octane investigation.
APA President George Iny and the plaintiffs' attorneys say they are very happy with the decision rendered by the Supreme Court, which will accelerate the proceedings in the price fixing class action, and favour protection of the many consumers who overpaid for gasoline due to the activities of the cartel revealed by the Competition Bureau.
This decision is available on the Supreme Court of Canada's website (www.scc-csc.gc.ca)
This important judgement supports the decision rendered in October 2010 by the Honourable Dominique Bélanger, then judge of the Superior Court of Quebec allowing plaintiffs and their attorneys to have access to all documentation contained in the disclosure of evidence communicated to the accused in the criminal proceedings undertaken by the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions of Canada.
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SOURCE: Bernier Beaudry
For further information: please contact the plaintiffs' attorneys or APA President George Iny at the following numbers: George Iny, APA President: 1-514-867-1662 (media inquiries only); Claudia Lalancette , BERNIER BEAUDRY BUSINESS LAWYERS : 1-418-652-1700; Guy Paquette, PAQUETTE, GADLER INC.: 1-514-985-7071