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Emerging Issue – Civil Litigation, Class Action and Antitrust

In the case of Di Filippo v. Bank of Nova Scotia, 2024 ONCA 33, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed an appeal for the plaintiff to amend their pleadings in a class actions lawsuit regarding an alleged conspiracy to fix the market for gold and silver.  The plaintiffs allege that the conspiracy took place over a number of years, thereby depriving the class from the actual value of their trades.  For more information about the appeal to amend the pleadings in this proposed class actions lawsuit, feel free to review the Law360 Canada article here

For lawyers seeking further guidance on price fixing and conspiracy, feel free to review the following materials and sources in the table below.

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Emerging issue Resource In-product link PDF version

Ontario Court allows plaintiff to amend class action suit alleging gold and silver market conspiracy

Appeal allowed in gold and silver market-fixing class action alleging conspiracy by banks  Law360 Canada  
Practice Note – Conspiracy and Competitor Collaboration  Practical Guidance and Lexis+™ Canada PDF download 
Intelligize – Gold and Silver Price Fixing Firm Memos PDF download 
Lexis+ – Price-fixing Cases Class Actions Law and Practice PDF download 
Lexis+ – HSBC, Scotiabank Beat Silver Price Manipulation Suit Law360 (U.S.) PDF download 
Lexis+ – Banks escape silver, gold price-fixing lawsuits MLex™ PDF download 



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