WHAT IS THIS CLASS ACTION ABOUT?
On November 19, 2009, Option consommateurs filed a class action against Leon’s Furniture for giving misleading information regarding its “Buy now, Pay later” financing program, and for the billing of an annual membership fee of $21.
On July 31, 2017, the Superior Court granted Option consommateurs’ class action and ordered Leon’s Furniture to pay $162,918 for the annual membership fees charged to members, $703,800 in damages for its illegal advertising practices, $1,000,000 in punitive damages, and $495,000 in damages for the members’ judicial and extrajudicial fees. The Court also partially upheld the claim against Fairstone Financial Inc. (formerly Citi Financial.) This judgment was appealed by Leon’s Furniture and Fairstone Financial Inc.
WHO IS A CLASS MEMBER?
You are a Class Member if:
WHAT STAGE HAS THE CLASS ACTION REACHED?
The Court of Appeal is now seized with the following files on appeal:
CAN I EXCLUDE MYSELF FROM THE CLASS ACTION?
No, the deadline to opt out of the class action has already passed.
HOW CAN I STAY INFORMED REGARDING THE UPCOMING STEPS IN THIS CASE?
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306 Place d’Youville, Suite B-10
Montreal, Québec H2Y 2B6
Telephone : 514 987-6700
Leon’s Furniture and Fairstone Financial Inc. appealed the first Instance Judgment
Judgment granting the class action on the merits
The class action hearing will take place
Judgment lifting stay on the publication of a notice to class members
Filing of Request to set case down for trial and judgment
Filing of the Motion to institute proceedings.
The Superior Court authorizes the class action against Meubles Léon Ltd.
Filing of the Motion for authorization to institute a class action.