LONDON, ON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The law firm Siskinds LLP has launched a class action regarding alleged price fixing in the market for gas.
The Notice of Action issued on March 27, 2012, alleges that Pioneer Energy LP, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited and Mr. Gas Limited, participated in unlawful conspiracy to fix prices of gasoline sold in Kingston and Brockville, Ontario in 2007. Siskinds LLP continues to investigate the alleged cartel and will amend the proceeding to expand the scope of the allegations if it can establish that the alleged conspiracy extended to other parts of Ontario or for a period of time longer than currently alleged. Charles Wright, a lawyer with Siskinds LLP, describes the purpose of the proceeding: "We believe that through this lawsuit the defendants will be required to disgorge an amount of money equal to the revenue obtained as a result of any price fixing which can be established. In this case, as with all of these types of cases, we are concerned about recovering compensation for consumers that are unfairly overcharged for the products they purchase."
Siskinds LLP has litigated many price fixing cases and recovered millions of dollars for consumers and businesses impacted by unlawful price fixing. Current price fixing cases include products such as LCD screens, air cargo shipping rates, and confectionary chocolate.
SOURCE Siskinds LLP