Ontario Energy Group

Ontario Energy Group / Ontario Energy Solutions

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If you believe that you may be a member of the proposed class, you are encouraged to contact us for further information. We welcome the opportunity to assist customers of Ontario Energy Group and would like to move this case forward quickly and effectively. Please call 1.800.263.0489 ext. 759 and 608 or e-mail us at

Summary of the Proceedings

On July 25, 2016, Harrison Pensa LLP issued a Statement of Claim against MDG Newmarket Inc. holding itself out as Ontario Energy Group and Ontario Energy Solutions (“MDG”), Evgueni Farber (Eugene Farber), and Home Trust Company.

The Claim was brought on behalf of all persons in Ontario who are or were at any time party to a lease agreement for HVAC equipment (such as furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters and/or other related equipment) with the defendants MDG and/or Home Trust Company between April 4, 2009 and the date of judgment.

The suit claims that the class members’ lease agreements for equipment with the Defendants MDG and Home Trust Company are unlawful agreements which violate the requirements of the Consumer Protection Act, among other breaches of applicable law.

The claim alleges that the leasing transactions violate the unconscionability and mandatory information disclosure provisions of the Consumer Protection Act. The leasing transactions are alleged to result in overcharges to class members of as much as 1,800% of the fair market value of the equipment that is supplied, without providing legally required information to class members about the costs and other material aspects of the transaction they are entering into.  The claim also alleges that the defendants have illegally made false and misleading contractual and sales representations concerning the costs of the agreements, savings to class members on their bills, and access to equipment rebates for which the class members are not actually eligible, among others.

The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has laid 142 charges under the Consumer Protection Act against MDG and Eugene Farber and it has issued an immediate compliance order to the company in respect of its conduct.

The action seeks damages for class members and declarations that the agreements are unlawful, among other important relief. The action also seeks rescission, which means the action seeks to have the agreements cancelled or unwound from their start date.

Status of the Proceedings

This matter has been filed in London, Ontario. The Certification Motion has not yet been scheduled.

Class Members

Individuals who believe that they may be a member of the proposed class are encouraged to contact Harrison Pensa LLP for further information. Inquiries should be directed to 1.800.263.0489 ext. 759 or  608 by email to