Current Canadian Class Action Lawsuits: Class action settlements happen more often than not. It’s just that a lot of them don’t make the major news networks as more significant, society-impacting cases, such as the RCMP lawsuit, do.
But it doesn’t mean that there aren’t several going on at once. We have six current class actions occurring in Canada that you should be aware of.
In May 2018, the ReproMed fertility clinic suffered a malfunction when it’s cryogenic storage tank damaged its stored embryos, sperm and eggs.
Those who had eggs at the facility, and subsequently lost them to the malfunction, may be eligible for compensation from the class action settlement. The current payment can be a maximum of $1.5 million per claim.
Canadian BSC Transvaginal Mesh
If you’re a woman who has a Boston Scientific Corporation transvaginal mesh implant, you can now submit a compensation claim. The transvaginal mesh has caused injuries, and a $21,500,000 settlement has been reached due to the pain and suffering caused, with the amount being split between the women.
The transvaginal mesh implant was created to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and/or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). Women who have suffered could be eligible for compensation if they received the mesh any time on or before Feb. 28, 2020.
Sulphur Trioxide Chemical Release
This one is an old case that has gained significant traction over the past few years. On Aug. 9, 2004, in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Zinc électrolytique du Canada ltée released sulphur trioxide chemicals exposing people within the area.
A $1.6 million settlement was reached between the company and lead plaintiff Jean-Luc Génier. If you were living in the area at the time and were affected by the sulphur trioxide release, you may be eligible for compensation.
Canada Livingston Employee Overtime
Livingston International have recently agreed to a $19 million settlement after failing to pay their Canadian workers with overtime that they were legally entitled to.
The period ranges from Aug. 15, 2007 to April 28, 2017 for current or former employees who worked as administrative, clerical, technical, or supervisory positions. The amount of money each Class Member may be eligible for varies.
Cogeco Transaction Fault
Due to a botched transition to a new customer management system in 2018, which lead to billing errors and service problems, Cogeco Connexion Inc has to settle for a class action of $30 per person. Considering that it affects close to tens of thousands of people in Ontario and Quebec, it equals close to $30 million in compensation.
The period ranges from April 1, 2018 and Oct. 22, 2019 and only applies if you were a Cogeco customer who experienced billing issues. If you experienced any financial damage during this period, you may be entitled to an additional $5 on top of the $30.
Wright Profemur Hip Implant
Individuals who got a Wright Profemur Hip Implant System after February 2001 and experienced fractures that required surgery to it being defective are now entitled to receive compensation.
The class action lawsuit was agreed for $8.25 million with each claimant being eligible, depending on their specific situation, including how many surgeries were performed and any complications they suffered.