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Claims process for settlement funds

The claim period for consumers (individual purchasers) concluded September 23, 2021 and the claims administrator has begun processing claims. The claims process remains open for volume licensee purchasers, meaning those who purchased eligible Microsoft products through a volume license program (such as the Open, Select and Enterprise Agreement programs).

If you a volume licensee purchaser and a Canadian resident as of May 25, 2016 who, between December 23, 1998 and March 11, 2010 (inclusive), purchased a license for:

1.  PC versions of Microsoft’s Word, Excel, Office, Work Suite, or Home Essentials applications software (including any full upgrade versions); OR

2.  PC versions Microsoft’s MS-DOS or Windows operating systems software.

The deadline to make a claim is October 23, 2021MAKE A CLAIM NOW.

Claims can be submitted online at www.thatsuitemoney.ca. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or please call 1-833-451-8815.

Please see the Notices to read more about the claims process:

Class action proceedings have now been certified or authorized by the courts of British Columbia, Ontario and Québec alleging that beginning in 1988, Microsoft engaged in anti-competitive conduct resulting in overcharges for the following Intel-compatible personal computer (“PC”) operating systems and Intel-compatible PC applications software: Word, Excel, Office, Works Suite, Home Essentials, MS-DOS, and Windows (“Microsoft Software”). See Reasons for Judgment of Mr. Justice Myers, March 15, 2010.

SETTLEMENT REACHED

A settlement agreement that is subject to court approval has been reached with the defendants Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Canada Co./Microsoft Canada CIE (“Microsoft”). The settlement agreement obligates Microsoft to fund a claims process and class counsel fees to a maximum amount of $517,331,500 and to pay administration and notice costs in addition to that amount. The settlement represents a resolution of all disputed claims. Microsoft has not admitted any wrongdoing or liability.

The Microsoft settlement agreement is subject to court approval in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. Hearings to approve the settlement agreement will be heard by the British Columbia Supreme Court in the City of Vancouver on September 21, 2018 at 9:00am, the Ontario Superior Court in the City of Toronto on October 18, 2018 at 10:00am, and the Quebec Superior Court in the Quebec City on October 25, 2018 at 9:00am.

For details of the settlement and settlement approval hearings, see the following documents:

British Columbia

BC Order re Notice of Settlement Hearing

Ontario

ON Order re Notice of Settlement Hearing

Quebec

QC Order re Notice of Settlement Hearing

Anyone wishing to object to this settlement must send their objection to class counsel listed in the Long Form Notices no later than September 18, 2018.

WHO IS INCLUDED IN THIS CLASS ACTION:

You are a class member in one of the class actions if you live in Canada at the time of this notice and, between December 23, 1998, and March 11, 2010 (inclusive) you purchased for your own use (not for resale) genuine Microsoft Software or a PC loaded with genuine Microsoft Software from someone other than Microsoft, and do not opt out of the appropriate class action (the “Class Members”).

Court Documents

To access the court documents, click on the links below:

The defendants appealed the decision certifying the class action and were successful at the BC Court of Appeal, however, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the judgment of Mr. Justice Myers, finding that the proceeding met the requirements for certification under the Class Proceedings Act. The unanimous Reasons for Judgment issued by the Supreme Court of Canada on October 31, 2013, can be found at the link below.

For more information please contact Linnae Roach, Paralegal at 604-331-9523 or by email at [email protected].




Microsoft - Status Updates:

September 27, 2021

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December 3, 2020

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August 23, 2018

Microsoft Class Action - View

January 5, 2018

Microsoft Class Action Trial - View

May 19, 2016

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May 19, 2016

MICROSOFT CLASS ACTION CERTIFIED NATIONALLY - View

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