Option consommateurs filed a class action against Home Depot of Canada Inc. alleging that it failed to comply with its legal and statutory obligations by, among other things, sharing personal information with Facebook without the consent of the members of the proposed class and violated their fundamental right to privacy.
The class action seeks a judgment ordering Home Depot of Canada Inc. to pay members of the proposed class an amount equal to the value of the personal information disclosed to third parties for commercial purposes without their consent. The action further seeks payment by Home Depot of Canada Inc. of $10 million in punitive damages. Finally, the action seeks reimbursement of the amounts incurred by the proceedings and for any investigation relating to this matter.
Who is a member of this class action?
You are a member of the proposed class action if you have purchased a good or service in Quebec from a Home Depot store and have provided your email address for the purpose of receiving a transaction receipt via email.
What is the status of this class action?
On January 27, 2023, an Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action was filed in the Superior Court of Québec.
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
January 27, 2023
Filing of the Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action.