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A class action is brought against NHK Spring Co., Ltd., NHK International Corporation, NAT Peripheral (Honk Kong) Co., TDK Corporation, TDK U.S.A. Corporation, TDK Corporation of America, SAE Magnetics (HK) Ltd., Magnecomp Precision Technology Public Co. Ltd. and Hutchinson Technology Inc., in which it is alleged that they conspired to unduly increase the price of hard drive head suspension assemblies (“Hanger Kits”) in Canada. A Suspension Kit is one of the components of a hard drive, which are incorporated into a wide variety of electronic products, including computers, game consoles, personal digital recorders (or hard drive set-top boxes) and camcorders.

The class action seeks a judgment ordering the repayment of revenues generated by the artificially inflated portion of the prices of Suspension Packages and/or products equipped with one or more Suspension Packages.

Who is a member of this class action?

You are a member of the class action if you purchased, in Québec, one or more Suspension Kits or products equipped with Suspension Kits between May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2016.

What is the status of this class action?

On July 31, 2019, an Originating application to institute proceedings was filed in the Québec Superior Court. 

The class action is currently at the authorization stage.

How can I stay informed of the upcoming steps in the case?

If you are a member of the class action, we invite you to register to our mailing list. This way, we can communicate with you as soon as important developments occur in the file.

For more information, you can also contact Belleau Lapointe directly.

Pleadings and judgments


July 31, 2019

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