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March 1, 2021

Approved – Automotive Wire Harness Systems, Air Flow Meters, Electronic Control Units, Fan Motors, Fuel Senders, Power Window Motors, and Windshield Washer Systems. Settlements have…

February 25, 2021

On February 4, 2021, Mr. Justice Mayer, the case management judge in the Boilermakers’ Pension Plan action approved the settlement agreement, the distribution plan and…

February 5, 2021

The British Columbia ODD class action will be certified for settlement purposes as against the Panasonic Defendants. For more information on this class action, click…

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Auto-Parts Distribution

Auto-Parts Distribution

Approved – Automotive Wire Harness Systems, Air Flow Meters, Electronic Control Units, Fan Motors, Fuel Senders, Power Window Motors, and Windshield Washer Systems.

Settlements have been reached with all defendants in the Automotive Wire Harness Systems, Air Flow Meters, Electronic Control Units, Fan Motors, Fuel Senders, Power Window Motors, and Windshield Washer Systems actions and the Courts have approved protocols for the distribution of the settlement funds. The deadline to apply for compensation has passed.

The Claims Administrator will begin distribution of the settlement funds on March 2, 2021, with cheques being sent in the mail and e-transfers being emailed between March 2, 2021 and March 11, 2021.

Please visit www.autopartsettlement.ca for further details.

Boilermakers’ Pension Plan – Settlement Agreement approved

On February 4, 2021, Mr. Justice Mayer, the case management judge in the Boilermakers’ Pension Plan action approved the settlement agreement, the distribution plan and appointed the defendant as the Administrator with respect to the Distribution Plan. You can access the oral reasons for judgement here.

For more information on this class action, please visit our Boilermakers’ Pension Plan webpage.

Optical Disc Drive Price Fixing

The British Columbia ODD class action will be certified for settlement purposes as against the Panasonic Defendants. For more information on this class action, click here.

Certification Granted and Proposed Settlement Reached in Canadian Parking Heaters Class Action

Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP, Foreman & Company and Belleau Lapointe, s.e.n.c.r.l. are  pleased to announce that certification has been granted and a proposed settlement has been reached in the Canadian Parking Heaters Class Action.

A Parking Heater is a component used in commercial vehicles to warm the engine and cabin in lieu of idling the vehicle. A Parking Heater is defined in the lawsuit to mean a parking heater, accessories and parts sold for use with heaters, packages containing heaters and accessories and/or parts for parking heaters that were manufactured or sold by the Defendants for use in a commercial vehicle during September 13, 2001 and December 31, 2012.

You can find more information on our Parking Heaters Price Fixing page and on Foreman & Company’s website.

CFM Lawyers honours those lost on Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752

On January 8, 2020, Ukrainian International Airlines Flight (UIA) PS752 was shot down by an Iranian missile, minutes after takeoff from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Iran. All 176 people on board, including 55 Canadians, were killed.

CFM Lawyers and Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP are working together to represent families of Canadian passengers who were on Flight 752. We have lawyers and staff that can assist families in Farsi, and we are available to assist families across Canada.

CFM has prepared a summary of the avenues of compensation for family members impacted by the downing of UIA Flight 752. For more information, please contact Joe Fiorante, Q.C., David Jones, or Jamie Thornback.

Capacitors Class Action – New Settlement

On November 25, 2020, the BC Court certified a settlement class regarding a settlement entered into with Panasonic. For details of the settlement approval hearings, please see the notice to class members located within.

 

Lithium Batteries – New Settlement

A settlement has been reached with Panasonic for USD $6,295,000.

YOUR OLD SOFTWARE OWES YOU MONEY, Make a claim to get up to $250 cash for individual licenses or get up to $650 in vouchers for Volume Licenses without proof of purchase

Claims process for settlement funds – make a claim now.

If you are 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 claims process is now open. The deadline to make a claim is September 23, 2021. Please note that this includes purchases of computers with eligible software pre-loaded.

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:

Resistors Class Action – Settlement approval hearing

On November 18, 2020, the BC Court certified a settlement class regarding a settlement entered into with Panasonic.  For details of the settlement approval hearings, how to object or opt-out, please see the notice to class members located within.

Boilermakers’ Pension Plan update

A settlement was reached in February 2020. The settlement is subject to court approval. The notice to class members regarding certification and settlement is available below. Class members will also receive a copy of the notice by email and/or regular mail. If you are a class member and you have not received the notice, please contact Class Counsel by emailing Aisling Slevin at [email protected], to provide your current contact information.

A telephone hearing has been scheduled for 9:00am on February 04, 2021, to ask the Court to approve the settlement agreement and distribution plan. For more information, please refer to the notice or contact Class Counsel.

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