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Putting the 'car' in 'cartel': Class action alleges conspiracy by German automakers

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 9:04 AM | By Michael Osborne

Class actions have been filed in Ontario against German carmakers alleging that they co-ordinated the design and pricing of components in their cars. Kirk Baert, a partner at Koskie Minsky, who along with Ken Rosenberg of Paliare Roland acts for the plaintiff, said: “Collusion of such a scale among such large companies is a serious issue. Consumers should not pay more, or receive an inferior product, so that such companies can maximize profits.” Despite these strong words, the plaintiffs may have an uphill battle establishing that...