The law firms, two in Ontario and one in B.C, will likely be following a strategy similar to the civil suit filed here in the US. That suit, which has grown to be a class action with hundred if not thousands of plaintiffs, was first filed last fall. Several juicy details have been leaked, leading me to wonder if the defendants should settle before it goes to trial.
One of the complaints alleges that the agency model enacted by the Price Fix 6 raised ebook prices “as much as 50 per cent for most titles over Amazon’s previous prices and reduced competition for ebooks in Canada and elsewhere". Under Canadian law this would be a violation of the Competition Act.
But do you know what really gets me? I'm wondering why the conspirators in chief haven't been sacked yet. No matter whether you approve of what they did you have to agree that the current situation should cost them their jobs.