Option consommateurs instituted a class action against Leon’s Furniture Ltd. (“Leon’s”) for providing false and misleading information in the promotion of its “Buy Now, Pay Later” financing program, as well as for charging an undisclosed annual membership fee of $21.
The class action seeks compensation for class members including reimbursement of the undisclosed annual membership fee charged to members.
Who is a member of this class action?
You are a class member if you purchased goods or services from Leon’s in Québec, you have subscribed to their “Buy Now, Pay Later” financing program and you were charged an “annual membership fee” or any other equivalent fee.
What is the status of this class action?
By a judgment of the Court of Appeals in January 2020 (permission to appeal to the Supreme Court denied), Option consommateurs ultimately obtained for the class members the reimbursement of the annual membership fees (or other equivalent fees) of $21 that were charged to them without their consent in the context of a “Buy now; pay later” financing program.
On June 18, 2021, the Superior Court of Québec approved a protocol for the distribution to class members. As a result, during the month of August 2021, class members received a letter in the mail with further information and a cheque for the amount of compensation owed to them.
How can I stay informed of the upcoming steps in the case?
At this point in the proceedings, eligible class members have received a letter of explanation and a cheque in the mail.
For more information, you can contact the claims administrator, Ricepoint, at 1-866-697-5702 or contact Belleau Lapointe directly.
Pleadings and judgments
November 19, 2009
Filing of the Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action.
June 21, 2012
Judgment Authorizing the Class Action.
November 20, 2012
Filing of the Originating Application.
July 31, 2017
Judgment on the Merits (Superior Court).
January 20, 2020
Judgment on the Merits (Court of Appeal).
June 18, 2021
udgment Approving the Application for Approval of the Distribution Protocol and Class Counsels’ Fees.