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March 1, 2021

Approved – Automotive Wire Harness Systems, Air Flow Meters, Electronic Control Units, Fan Motors, Fuel Senders, Power Window Motors, and Windshield Washer Systems. Settlements have…

February 25, 2021

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…

February 5, 2021

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…

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Auto-Parts Distribution

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.

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.

Optical Disc Drive Price Fixing

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.

Certification Granted and Proposed Settlement Reached in Canadian Parking Heaters Class Action

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.

You can find more information on our Parking Heaters Price Fixing page and on Foreman & Company’s website.

Capacitors Class Action – New Settlement

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.

 

Lithium Batteries – New Settlement

A settlement has been reached with Panasonic for USD $6,295,000.

YOUR OLD SOFTWARE OWES YOU MONEY, Make a claim to get up to $250 cash for individual licenses or get up to $650 in vouchers for Volume Licenses without proof of purchase

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.

Claims can be submitted online at www.thatsuitemoney.ca. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or please call 1-833-451-8815.

Please see the Notices to read more about the claims process:

Visa Mastercard June 26, 2020

The New Settlements were approved by courts in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec. The Court’s decisions approving the settlements can be found in the section of this website. The settlement approval decisions have been appealed by Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Appeals (or applications for leave to appeal) brought by Wal-Mart and Home Depot were dismissed by the appellate courts in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.  A final appeal is pending before the Alberta Court of Appeal and is scheduled to be heard on October 8, 2020. If you have any questions about the appeals, please contact the class lawyers at [email protected]

Foreign Exchange Manipulation (ForEx) Class Action – New Settlement

A settlement has been reached in the litigation with Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Corp., BMO Harris Bank N.A., and BMO Capital Markets Limited (“BMO”) for $250,000.

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