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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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25. Why am I getting $500?

When the conversion happened, Teck Metals/Cominco put an amount of money into each claimant’s new DC plan account. This is called the initial account value, or IAV. One of the ways that Teck Metals/Cominco and Agrium encouraged people to convert was by being generous in the IAV amounts.

When we did the calculations described in FAQ#20, especially step (a), it became clear that claimants’ losses varied from no or very small losses to very large losses.

Class Counsel wanted to make sure that all claimants who lost money get something from the settlement funds. As a result anyone who does not fall in the $0 category (see FAQ#24 for an explanation) will get a minimum of $500.

Posted in: Questions About Sharing in the Settlement Funds (Distribution Protocol Questions), Teck/Cominco Class Action FAQs

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