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Résistances Linéaires / Linear Resistors

WHAT IS THIS CLASS ACTION ABOUT?

In 2015, Option consommateurs filed a class action against Panasonic Corporation regarding a conspiracy to artificially inflate the prices of linear resistors.

A linear resistor is one of the main components of any electronic circuit. Linear resistors are used in several electrical devices used at home such as heating appliances and irons, as well as in several electronic devices such as cellphones, motherboards, hard drives and televisions.

WHO IS A CLASS MEMBER?

Any person or company who purchased in Québec one or more linear resistors or one or more products containing one or more linear resistors between January 1st, 2005 and July 2015.

WHAT STAGE HAS THE CLASS ACTION REACHED?

The case is currently suspended in Quebec given a parallel case currently proceeding in Ontario.

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

If you are part of this class action, we invite you to subscribe to our mailing list. This way, we will communicate with you whenever there are important developments in this case.

You can also contact one of the law firms responsible below, for more information:

Harrison Pensa LLP
Tel: 1.800.263.0489 poste. 608
hpclassactions@harrisonpensa.com
Belleau Lapointe LLP
Tel: 1.888.987.6701
info@belleaulapointe.com
Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman
Tel: 1.800.689.2322
swong@cfmlawyers.ca

 

 

Chronology

February 2021

The Superior Court approves the settlement reached with the Panasonic Defendants

November 2020

Judgment by the Superior Court approving the notices and authorizing the class action for settlement purposes only

July 2020

A national settlement is reached between, notably, Option consommateurs and the defendant Panasonic Corporation

October 2016

At the request of the Plaintiff, the Superior Court of Quebec stays temporarily the proceedings in this case

September 2016

Filing of the Amended Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action

August 2015

Filing of the Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action