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Option consommateurs filed a class action against the companies Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, NYK Line (North America) Inc., NYK Line (Canada), Inc., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Bulk Shipping (U.S.A.), Inc., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., « K » Line America, Inc., Eukor Car Carriers, Inc., WWL Vehicle Services Canada Ltd., Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Americas, LLC, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS, Wallenius Lines AB, Nissan Motor Car Carrier Co., Ltd., World Logistics Service (USA) Inc., Höegh Autoliners AS and Höegh Autoliners, Inc., in which it is alleged that they conspired to unduly increase the price of marine transportation services by Ro-Ro vessel for new motor vehicles, new farm machinery and new construction equipment.

The class action seeks a judgment ordering the repayment of revenues generated by the artificially inflated portion of the price of Ro-Ro marine transportation services in Québec.

Who is a member of this class action? 

You are a class member if you purchased in Québec marine transportation services by roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessel or purchased or leased in Québec a new vehicle, new agricultural machinery or new construction equipment that was transported by roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessel between February 1, 1997, and December 31, 2012.

What is the status of this class action?

On April 1, 2019, the class action was authorized by the Superior Court.

The file is currently at the merit 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


Chronology

July 25, 2013

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

May 16, 2017

Judgment on the Approval of Settlement Agreement with CSAV.

April 1, 2019

Judgment Granting the Authorization the Class Action.

August 29, 2019

Filing of the Motion to Institute Proceedings.

April 24, 2020

Filing of the Amended Motion to Institute Proceedings (April 24, 2020).