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01.13.2023

Autoparts Class Action: Settlement Updates

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 Heavy, SKF, Brose, and Yamada group of defendants. The settlements are subject to court approval in Ontario and Quebec. The Courts will decide whether to approve the settlements as fair, reasonable and in the best interest of the settlement class.

The Ontario Court will hold a hearing by video (which you can attend by contacting: [email protected]) to decide whether to approve these settlements on February 13, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

The Quebec Court will hold a hearing by videoconference (https://msteams.link/HHRY) to decide whether to approve some of these settlements on March 8, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. If you wish to attend, please contact: [email protected]

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

Click the link below for further details.

01.04.2023

Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries Claims Process

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 on the expected timing of the payments.

12.12.2022

Prince George Econo Lodge Class Action Certified

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” and is brought on behalf of all members of the “Class”.

The class action can now proceed to the next steps in the case, which include getting discovery from the defendants and preparing for trial on issues that are common to all Class Members.

If you were a registered guest of the motel on July 8, 2020, or you were present at the time of the Fire, you may be a Class Member. If you would like to receive direct notification of any future developments and notices approved by the Court, please contact Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP at [email protected].

11.25.2022

Air Canada Flight AC624

On November 25, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board’s appeal of an order to produce the cockpit voice recorder.

11.15.2022

Optical Disc Drive Price Fixing

The deadline to make a claim in this Class Action has now passed. Please check www.oddclassaction.com for regular updates on the expected timing of the payments.

 

08.05.2022

Vancouver College – Certification Application

AUGUST 8TH – AUGUST 16TH, 2022

The certification application hearing is scheduled to commence on Monday August 8th at 10:00am and will conclude on August 16th. The hearing will take place at Vancouver Courthouse, located at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC. This application was initiated by the representative plaintiff, Mr. Liptrot, the nature of this hearing is to determine whether the case can be heard as a class action rather than requiring each survivor to bring their own individual claims. This application will not determine the legal responsibility of any of the defendants.

If you have any information about abuse at either of these schools, please feel free to contact us at 604-689-7555.

If you or anyone you know is looking for support, we recommend the following resources:

Tapestry Counselling is a Vancouver-based counselling service offering support for issues including recovery from childhood abuse, depression, and anxiety.
Website: http://www.tapestrycentre.ca/site/
Phone: 604-876-7600
Email: [email protected]

SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (Vancouver Chapter) holds virtual survivor meetings for people abused by religious and institutional authorities, not just priests.
Contact: Leona Huggins
Phone: 604-240-3741
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @SNAPVancouver16

07.07.2022

Microsoft – Launch of Educational Voucher Phase of the Settlement Distribution

The claims period for consumers and volume licensees has closed and approved claimants across Canada will soon be receiving funds. Now over $100 million of the remaining settlement funds is being used to give students at K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions across Canada access to new computer hardware, software and related training.

Settlement funds will be distributed to Canadian educational institutions in the form of vouchers for new hardware and software. Some of the funds will go towards new hardware for K-12 schools, with a priority on underserved schools that would benefit from increased student access to computer learning. The rest of the funds will go towards new software for both K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions, prioritizing those which would benefit most from increased access to software. Institutions can also use their vouchers for professional development services to help teachers take full advantage of the new technology in their classrooms.

Eligibility for the school voucher program is being determined by an oversight committee of educators which will also monitor and report on the impact of the program. To launch the program, a small number of educational institutions across Canada were selected by the oversight committee to receive vouchers for the upcoming school year (starting September 2022). Distribution of vouchers to these institutions is underway. The remainder of the settlement funds will be made available for hardware and software vouchers for educational institutions across Canada later in 2022-23.

For further information about the vouchers for educational institutions, please visit the settlement website at: https://www.thatsuitemoney.ca/

05.30.2022

Visa / Mastercard

The claims process for the Credit Card Interchange Fees Class Action is now open. To make a claim, please visit https://www.creditcardsettlements.ca to obtain a paper claims form or use the online claims portal.

03.28.2022

Air Cargo Claims Submission

The Air Cargo claims process launches on Monday March 28, 2022. For more information on this class action, click below.

03.11.2022

Boilermakers’ Pension Plan

March 11, 2022 UPDATE:

The Administrator has confirmed that payments will be issued to settlement class members within the next two weeks. Payments will be mailed and addressed to settlement class members based on the information provided in the Claims Form that was submitted to the Administrator in 2021.