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Appareils de Chauffage / Parking Heaters

NOTICE OF A CLASS ACTION
AUTHORIZED BY THE SUPERIOR COURT OF QUÉBEC

Did you purchase a parking heater for commercial vehicle or did you purchase, lease or sublease a vehicle equipped with such parking heater?

 

If so, you might be a member of this class action

 

This notice concerns a class action filed by Transport TFI 6, S.E.C. ("TFI6") against Webasto and Espar, manufacturers and sellers of parking heaters for commercial vehicles ("Parking heaters"). TFI 6 alleges that these manufacturers and sellers have formed a cartel and conspired to restrict competition and to unreasonably raise the price of Parking heaters and vehicles in which they are installed.

Parking heaters are used in various types of commercial vehicles, such as tractors semi-trailers, vans for transportation of goods, buses, agricultural vehicles, dump trucks and ambulances.

The class action seeks in particular to reimburse class members for the portion of the price that they have overpaid for Parking heaters or vehicles because of the cartel.

On December 20, 2017, the Superior Court authorized TFI6, on behalf of all class members, to file the class action explained in this notice.

This judgment may affect your rights, whether you act or not. Please read this notice carefully.

Who is a member?

You are a member of the class action if, between September 13, 2001 and December 31, 2012:

You purchased, in Québec, one or more Parking heaters.

OR

You purchased, leased or subleased, in Québec, one or more vehicles equipped with one or more Parking heaters.

What should I do if I want to participate in this class action?

If you are a class member and agree with the purpose of this class action, you have nothing to do to participate.

You may exclude yourself (“Opt Out”) if you do not wish to be bound by the class action explained in this notice.

How can you exclude yourself from the class action?

Read the Detailed Notice.

To learn more about this class action

Read the Detailed Notice or call Belleau Lapointe LLP at (514) 987-6700 or Toll free at 1 (888) 987-6701

 

Chronology

June 1st 2018

Deadline to opt-out from the class action.

February 2018

Filing of the Originating Application.

December 2017

The Superior Court authorized the class action against the Defendants.

March 2015

Filing of the Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action.