Quebecers Can Get Money From A Class Action Lawsuit If You Bought These Electronics

You don't even need proof of purchase!

Contributing Writer
A Lithium-ion Battery Class Action Suit In Quebec Is Giving Out Money

A lithium-ion battery price-fixing class action suit in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia is allowing Canadians to get cash back if they bought an electronic device with that battery between 2000 and 2012 — no receipt required.

Lawsuits alleged that lithium-ion battery manufacturers "conspired to fix prices" and that such resulted in higher prices for products sold in Canada.

"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," Batteries Settlement stated.

Laptops, notebook computers, tablets, e-book readers, MP3 players, personal digital assistants, handheld GPS, handheld video players, cellphones, and smartphones are all products that use lithium-ion batteries.

Replacement batteries for any of these products also count for the purpose of the class action.

But, any cell phone or smartphone that was sold as part of a service contract doesn't count towards it.

And getting money back is far from difficult. You can make an undocumented claim with no need to show proof of purchase and you'll get $20. But if you're hoping to get back some bigger bucks than this, you'll have to show proof of purchase. Here's to hoping we all saved our reciepts.

Any Canadian who purchased lithium-ion batteries or lithium-ion battery products between January 1, 2000, and January 1, 2012, is eligible to make a claim. In order to get money back, you must apply by December 17, 2021.

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