|This matter has been certified and settled. The op-out and claims deadlines have now expired. Please see “Status of the Proceedings” below for more details.|
Carbonless Paper Sheets Price Fixing
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On February 3, 2006, Harrison Pensa LLP issued a statement of claim against Cascade Fine Papers Group Inc., Coast Paper Limited, Domtar Inc. and Unisource Canada, Inc. on behalf of all purchasers of carbonless paper sheets in Ontario between at least October 1999 and at least September 2000 and Quebec between at least January 2000 and at least December 2000, the exact dates being unknown. The action relates to a conspiracy between the defendants to artificially maintain and/or increase the price at which carbonless paper sheets were sold. It is alleged that all consumers of carbonless paper sheets during the relevant timeframe were overcharged as a result of the conduct of the defendants.
Harrison Pensa LLP and Siskinds LLP prosecuted the matter.
Status of the Proceedings
A settlement agreement was reached with the Defendants on February 29, 2008. Click here to review a copy of the Settlement Agreement.
Regional Senior Justice Leitch certified this matter on April 8, 2008 and approved the Notice to class members.
The settlement was approved on June 16, 2008. Click here to review a copy of the settlement approval decision.
The settlement approval notice was published in the news media and sent directly to class members where possible in August 2008. The Notice is posted below in English and French.
The opt-out deadline was October 21, 2008
The claims deadline for settlement benefits was November 20, 2008
The settlement administrator is:
Carbonless Paper Sheets Litigation Claims Administrator,
c/o Neal, Pallett & Townsend LLP,
P.O. Box 3355, London, ON N6A 4K3
- Statement of Claim – February 2006 (PDF: 353KB)
- Order – Approving Settlement (PDF: 2070KB)
- Endorsement of RSJ Leitch (PDF: 510KB)
- Settlement Agreement – February 29 2008 (PDF: 1912KB)
If you have questions related to this action, please contact Jonathan Foreman.