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Option consommateurs filed a class action against the companies several manufacturers alleging that they conspired to fix the prices of the linear resistors they manufacture (“Resistors”), causing purchasers to overpay for them and the products that contain them.  Resistors are one of the basic components of almost every electrical circuit and are found in a wide variety of electrical appliances used in the home, such as furnaces and irons, as well as in a huge number of electronic devices, such as cell phones, motherboards, hard drives and televisions.

The class action seeks reimbursement of the portion overpaid for the purchase of Resistors or products containing them for the benefit of class members.

Who is a member of this class action? 

You are a member of the class action if you purchased, in Québec, one or more linear resistors or products equipped with one or more linear resistors between January 1, 2005 and July 2015.

What is the status of this class action?

The file is currently suspended in Québec due to a parallel action underway in Ontario.

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


Chronology

August 2015

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

September 2016

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

October 2016

At the request of the Plaintiff, the Superior Court of Québec temporarily suspends the proceedings in this file.

February 2021

The Superior Court approves the Transaction reached with the Defendants Panasonic.

January 2022

The Superior Court approves the Transaction reached with the Defendants Kamaya.