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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A settlement has been reached with Panasonic for USD $6,295,000.
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.
Please see the Notices to read more about the claims process:
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.
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.
CFM is co-counsel in the recent proposed class action lawsuit filed in Vancouver against Google, its parent company and its subsidiaries, on behalf of Canadian residents whose personal information was collected, without consent, by Google. The action is part of a coordinated national effort, with additional filings by members of our counsel group in Toronto and Montreal.