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July 10, 2018

Class Counsel attended before the BC Court on June 25, 2018 for the application to approve settlements with National Bank, Visa and Mastercard and are…

June 21, 2018

On June 15, 2018, the court approved an order finalizing the distribution of settlement funds in this class action. The settlement distribution has now been…

May 15, 2018

Settlements totaling $290,000 were reached with Trillium Health Care Products Inc., Vita Health Products Inc. and Procter & Gamble Inc. The settlement funds were used…

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Class Action FAQ

Q. What is a class action?

Generally, a class action is a legal proceeding brought by an individual on behalf of a group of individuals who have been similarly victimized by another party (usually a corporation). The individuals in the group are referred to as class members.  A class action brings together the claims of class members so that the Court can determine in one lawsuit, the common issues shared between members.

Q. What does this mean to me?

If this class action is certified and you are a member of the class, you will be entitled to participate in the Class Action and obtain the benefit of any ruling by the Court on the common issues. You will also benefit from sharing the expenses of pursuing the litigation with other class members.

If the action is successful against any or all of the defendants, you will be entitled to recover damages for any injuries you suffered or property you lost as a result of the accident.

If the action is not successful against any of the defendants, you will not be able to recover damages, yet you will also not be responsible for any of the costs or case expenses associated with the action.

Q. What does opting-out mean or what if I do not want to participate in the class action?

Any class members not wishing to participate must opt out of the class action by completed the Opt Out Form and sending the completed form to CFM. A class member who opts out of the class action is not bound by the results of the class action. Class members who opt out are solely responsible for pursuing their own claims including case expenses.

 

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