IMPORTANT UPDATE MAY 2022
Class Members who filed Undocumented Claims in this class proceeding have now received or will soon receive payment by cheque or Interac e-Transfer.
Cheques were issued April 4, 2022 and will become stale dated after October 4, 2022. Interac e-Transfers were sent in batches commencing on May 2, 2022 and ending May 13, 2022.
Copy of Interac e-Transfer
If you did not receive an advance email from [email protected] on April 29, 2022, please check your spam or junk email folder as it contains your security answer.
Class Members who selected Interac e-Transfer should note that the Interac e-Transfer sender is either: (1) Lithium Batteries Class Action or (2) Computershare Trust Company (RicePoint Administration Inc.’s parent company).
If you do not have auto deposit set up with your financial institution, you will require a security answer to complete the Interac e-Transfer transaction.
If you filed an Undocumented Claim and have not yet received payment, you should continue to monitor the email you used to register your claim. Deficiency notices will be sent to Class Members whose claims were not approved, and you may be required to take further steps in order to advance your claim.
If you filed a Documented Claim, you will not receive payment at this time. A second distribution to remaining approved Class Members will occur after all Documented Claims have been reviewed and the appeal deadline has passed.
Please check this website for updates.
Class action lawsuits were commenced in Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec alleging that several LIB manufacturers (the “Defendants”) conspired to fix prices for LIBs, resulting in higher prices for LIBs and LIB Products sold in Canada.
LIBs are rechargeable batteries used in electronic products.
LIB Products are laptop computers, notebook computers, tablet computers, e-book readers, MP3 players, personal digital assistants, handheld GPS, handheld video players, cellphones, smartphones (excluding cellphones and smartphones sold as part of a service contract) or replacement batteries for any of these products.
Settlements totaling CDN$21.3 million were reached with Defendants. The settlements have received court approval in Ontario, British Columbia and/or Quebec. The settlements are a compromise of disputed claims and are not admissions of liability. The settlements resolve the litigation in full.
The settlement funds (plus interest, less approved fees and expenses) are available for distribution to eligible claimants.
Subject to further court order, undocumented claims will be paid $20 and do not require proof of purchase. If you wish to be eligible to receive more than $20, proof of purchase is required.
The remainder of the settlement funds (after paying undocumented claims) will be distributed on a proportional basis, based on the value of your claim relative to the value of all approved claims.
The value of your claim for the purpose of determining your share of the settlement funds will be calculated based on:
(a) the number and type of LIBs or LIB Products purchased (a point value will be assigned based on the number of LIB cells and value of the LIB cells within each product type); and
(b) your position in the distribution chain.
See the FAQs tab for further information.