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Condensateurs / Capacitors

On August 6th, 2014, a Motion for authorization to institute a class action was filed with the Superior Court of Québec on behalf of any person who purchased in Québec one or more electrolytic capacitors or any product containing an electrolytic capacitor between September 1st, 1997 and August 1st, 2014. The motion alleges that certain manufacturers of electrolytic capacitors conspired to unduly limit the competition and to unreasonably raise their prices. Option consommateurs manages the file.

A capacitor is one of the main component of any electronic circuit. Electrolytic capacitors are used in several electronic devices such as power supplies, personal computers, LCD monitors and televisions, portable communication devices, personal digital assistants (PDA), GPS, digital equipment, household appliances and motherboards.

This class action is led by Belleau Lapointe, LLP.

Are you part of the class?

You are part of the proposed class in the context of the present case if you correspond to the following:

[Translation] "Any person who purchased in Québec one or more electrolytic capacitors or any product containing an electrolytic capacitor between September 1st, 1997 and August 1st, 2014.

However, any corporation, partnership or association is only part of the group if, at all times between August 6th, 2013 and August 6th, 2014, it had under its direction or control not more than fifty (50) people bound to it by contract of employment, and provided that it is not related to the petitioner."

If you are part of this class, we invite you to register yourself as one of its members. This way, we will communicate with you whenever there are important developments in this file.

Chronology

October 2017

The Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action is modified

November 2015

The Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action is amended.

August 2014

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