Canadian Lawn Mower Horsepower Labelling Class Action

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THE CLAIMS PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

The claims period opened on January 21, 2019 and closed on May 22, 2019.  There is no further opportunity to make a claim.  The Claims Administrator now requires time to review the claims received.  Accurate claims processing takes time.  We appreciate your patience.

Summary of the Proceedings

This class action was brought on behalf of all Canadians who purchased a lawn mower containing a gas combustible engine of 30 horsepower or less which was designed, manufactured and/or sold by a defendant company between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 2012 (“Class Members”).

It was alleged that the defendants participated in an unlawful conspiracy to raise, fix, maintain or stabilize the price of lawn mowers in Canada, lessen unduly competition in the production, manufacture, sale and/or supply of lawn mowers and lawn mower engines, and/or to conduct business contrary to the Competition Act and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act.

SETTLEMENTS

Court-approved settlements with all defendants were reached totalling $7,535,000. The settlements are not an admission of liability, fault, or wrongdoing by the defendants, but are a compromise of disputed claims. The defendants do not admit any wrongdoing or liability in relation to the class actions.

CLAIMS PERIOD CONCLUDED

The claims period was open from January 21, 2019 to May 22, 2019 during which time Class Members had the opportunity to make claims for compensation.

The claims period is now closed.  If you did not make a claim on or before May 22, 2019, there is no further recourse against the defendants.

If your claim contained a technical deficiency, you will be notified and will have 30 days to correct the error.  Once all claims and deficiency responses are processed, final compensation will be calculated and sent in accordance with the court-approved Distribution Protocol.  A claim may be fully accepted, partially accepted, or denied.

Accurate claims processing takes time and the specific date for payment depends on several factors.  The final date for payment is unknown at this time.  We appreciate your patience.

Harrison Pensa LLP worked in concert with Consumer Law Group Inc. in Quebec in the prosecution of this matter on a national basis.

Key Documents

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

If you have further questions, please visit www.lawnmowersettlement.ca or contact Kassandra Hallett at 1-800-263-0489 ext. 608 or