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Transport par navire roulier (Ro-Ro)

 

WHAT IS THIS CLASS ACTION ABOUT?

In 2013, Option consommateurs filed a class action against certain companies(1) regarding a conspiracy to artificially inflate the price of shipping services via roll on/roll off (Ro-Ro) vessels.

WHO IS A CLASS MEMBER?

Any person or company who, between February 1st, 1997 and December 31st, 2012:

  • purchased shipping services in Québec via Ro-Ro vessels; or
  • purchased or rented a new vehicle in Québec that was transported by Ro-Ro vessel.

WHAT STAGE HAS THE CLASS ACTION REACHED?

Up to now, the Courts have approved a settlement agreement with one of the Defendants, CSAV, for $450,000. The class action authorization application continues against the other Defendants.

CAN I EXCLUDE MYSELF FROM THE CLASS ACTION?

No, the deadline to opt-out of the class action has now passed.

HOW CAN I STAY INFORMED REGARDING THE UPCOMING STEPS IN THIS CASE?

You can consult www.actioncollectiveroro.com, or contact the law firms below for more information:

Harrison Pensa LLP
Tel: 1.800.263.0489 poste. 759
roroclassaction@harrisonpensa.com
Belleau Lapointe s.e.n.c.r.l.
Tel: 1.888.987.6701
info@belleaulapointe.com
Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman
Tel: 1.800.689.2322
info@cfmlawyers.ca

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1 Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, NYK Line (North America) Inc., NYK Line (Canada), Inc., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Bulk Shipping (U.S.A.), Inc., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., “K” Line America, Inc., EUKOR Vehicle Carriers, Inc., Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA, Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA, Wallenius Lines AB, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Americas, LLC, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS, WWL Vehicle Services Canada Ltd., Compania Sud Americana De Vapores S.A., Nissan Motor Car Carrier Co., Ltd., World Logistics Service (USA) Inc., CSAV Agency North America, LLC, Höegh Autoliners AS, and Höegh Autoliners, Inc.

 

Chronology

April 2018

Option consommateurs files an Amended Application for the Authorization to Institute a Class Action

May 2017

Justice Buffoni approves the settlement agreement with the Defendant CSAV

July 2013

Filing of the Motion for the authorization to institute a class action