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January 13, 2023

Settlements have been reached in the Automotive Bearings, Electric Powered Steering Assemblies, High Intensity Discharge Ballasts, and Manual Steering Columns class actions with the Mitsubishi…

January 4, 2023

All payments (wires, Interac e-Transfers and Cheques) have been processed in the Canadian Lithium Ion Batteries class action matter. Please check www.batteriessettlement.ca for regular updates…

December 12, 2022

On December 6, 2022 Justice Church issued reasons for judgment certifying the case as a class proceeding. The Action is now officially a “class action”…

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Autoparts Class Action: Settlement Updates

Autoparts Class Action: Settlement Updates

Autolights Action

A settlement has been reached in the autolights action with the Stanley group of defendants.

The settlement is subject to court approval in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.

The Ontario Court approved this settlement on October 28. The Quebec Court will hold a hearing to decide whether to approve this settlement virtually on November 10.

The British Columbia Supreme Court hearing to approve this settlement will proceed virtually via Microsoft Teams before Mr. Justice Basran at 9:00am on November 23, 2021.  If you wish to attend the hearing please contact Aisling Slevin at [email protected] for more details.

The settlement funds (plus interest, less court-approved fees and expenses) are being held in trust for the benefit of settlement class members.

The links below will redirect you to the long form notice which outline the nature of the settlement.

  • Long Form Notice for October 2021 Settlements (English) (French)

 

Electronic Throttle Bodies Action

Settlements have been reached with all defendants in the Ontario Electronic Throttle Bodies action. The proposed protocol for distributing the settlement funds is subject to Court approval in Ontario.

The motion to approve the proposed Distribution Protocol was heard virtually in Ontario on October 28, 2021.

A copy of the proposed Distribution Protocol can be found in the link below.

Credit Card Actions Certified for Settlement

The Credit Card Actions have been certified for settlement as against Royal Bank of Canada, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal and The Bank of Nova Scotia. The settlement approval hearing will take place by video link as directed by the Courts  on December 6, 2021.

 

New Settlement: Resistors Class Action

A new settlement has been reached with Kamaya totaling $770,000.

Birth Alerts Class Action launched

A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against the Government of British Columbia (Ministry of Children and Family Development) regarding its establishment and operation of a system known as “birth alerts” or “hospital alerts”. Click below to learn more.

New Settlements: Foreign Exchange Manipulation (ForEx) Class Action

New settlements have been reached with TD, RBC, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank totalling approximately $23.8 million.

Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries Claims Process

This Class Action has been resolved. Make a claim now to share in the proceeds. Deadline to make a claim is December 17, 2021.

To learn more about the details of this class action, visit the page linked below.

Glucosamine Class Action Certification

On July 16, 2021, the BC Court certified the Glucosamine action against the defendants WN and Natural Factors. To learn more about this class action, click here.

Autoparts Class Action: Settlement Updates

Settlements have been reached in the following actions:

Alternators, Automatic Transmission Fluid Warmers and Oil Coolers, Automotive Brake Hoses, Automotive Hoses, Fuel Injection Systems, Heater Control Panels, Inverters, Motor Generators, Occupant Safety Systems, Oxygen Sensors, Radiators, Spark Plugs, Starters, Steering Angle Sensors, Switches, and Windshield Wiper Systems.

The settlements are subject to court approval in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. The Ontario Court will hold a hearing to decide whether to approve these settlements at Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, in the City of Toronto on May 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Depending on the status of the COVID-19 situation, the Ontario hearing may proceed by videoconference, teleconference or in writing. The Quebec Court will hold a hearing to decide whether to approve some of these settlements virtually on May 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. In accordance with the Canadian Judicial Protocol for the Management of Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions, if the Ontario Court approves the settlements, the BC settlement approval applications will be heard in writing.

The settlement funds (plus interest, less court-approved fees and expenses) are being held in trust for the benefit of settlement class members.

The links below will redirect you to the long form notice which outline the nature of the settlements:

English
French

For additional information on this class action, please click here.

New Settlements reached in Air Cargo Class Action

Settlements have been reached with Air Canada and British Airways. For more information on this class action, click here.

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.

Update April 2021: On behalf of Settlement Class Members who elected to assign their settlement benefits to charity, the Claims Administrator has provided the charities with your contact information and requested the charities issue charitable tax receipts. You do not need to take any further action in order to apply for the charitable tax receipt. All Settlement Class Members who were unable or failed to deposit their Interac e-transfer will be reissued payment via cheque. Cheques will be mailed in May 2021.

Please visit www.autopartsettlement.ca for further details.

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