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These proposed class actions allege the defendants and their senior executives participated in illegal and secret meetings and made agreements to fix the prices Film and Electrolytic Capacitors sold in Canada, including British Columbia, and elsewhere. Copies of the notices of civil claim and their amendments can be viewed below. Proposed class actions have also been commenced in Ontario and Quebec.

Settlement Approval

On November 25, 2020, the BC Supreme Court certified the Electrolytic Capacitors and Film Capacitors actions for settlement purposes against Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc. and Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (collectively “Panasonic”).

The settlement agreement with Panasonic is subject to court approval in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Hearings to approve the Settlement Agreement will be held as follows:

  • Ontario: on February 25, 2021, at 3:00 pm (EST), virtually via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/97728186749 or (tel): 647.374.4685; Meeting ID: 977 2818 6749;
  • British Columbia: in writing, following the Ontario hearing; and
  • Quebec: on March 17, 2021 at 9:15 am (EST) virtually by Microsoft Teams. You can participate in the hearing by using the following login information: [email protected]; Meeting ID: 1191960764 or (by telephone) 581.319.2194 or 833.450.1741 (toll free); Meeting ID: 374.552.698#.

For details of the settlement agreement and settlement hearings, please see the Long Form Notice (English and French) located under the “Important Documents” heading.

For more information please visit www.capacitorclassaction.ca or http://www.recourscondensateurs.ca or contact Sharon Wong by email or at (604) 689-7555.

Important Documents:

Electrolytic Capacitors

TOKIN Settlement Agreement

Second Further Amended Notice of Civil Claim

Film Capacitors

Nitsuko Settlement Agreement

Okaya Settlement Agreement

Second Amended Notice of Civil Claim

Both Actions

Panasonic Settlement Agreement

Long Form Notice (English) (French)

Short Form Notice (English) (French)




Capacitors - Status Updates:

December 8, 2020

Capacitors Class Action – New Settlement - View

August 22, 2018

Capacitors Class Action - View

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