WHAT IS THIS CLASS ACTION ABOUT?
On November 19, 2009, Option consommateurs filed a class action against Leon’s Furniture for giving misleading information regarding its “Buy Now, Pay Later” financing program, and for the billing of an undisclosed annual membership fee of $21.
WHO IS A CLASS MEMBER?
Any person who purchased, in Québec, goods or services from the Respondent Leon’s Furniture, who has subscribed to their “Buy Now, Pay Later” financing program and who was charged an annual membership fee, or any other equivalent fee.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THIS CLASS ACTION?
On July 31, 2017, the Superior Court granted Option consommateurs’ class action and ordered Leon’s Furniture to pay:
The Court also granted in part Leon’s Furniture’s Recourse in Warranty against Fairstone Financial Inc. (previously known as Citi Financière).
This judgement is appealed by Leon’s Furniture Ltd. and by Fairstone Financial.
On January 20, 2020, the Court of Appeal overturned part of the Superior Court’s Judgement, notably by refusing to award damages and punitive damages to the Class Members. Only the Representative, Mrs. Chantal Noel de Tilly, is entitled to $85 as punitive damages.
An Application for Leave to Appeal this judgement to the Supreme Court was filed by Leon’s Furniture on February 27, 2020. Option consommateurs also filed its own Application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court on March 19, 2020.
CAN I EXCLUDE MYSELF FROM THE CLASS ACTION?
No, the deadline to opt out of the class action has already passed.
HOW CAN I STAY INFORMED REGARDING THE UPCOMING STEPS IN THIS CASE?
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If you have any questions, you may also call or write to Option consommateurs or to its law firm, Belleau Lapointe:
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300 Place d’Youville, Suite B-10
Montreal, Québec H2Y 2B6
Telephone : 514 987-6700
Option consommateurs’ Application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court.
Leon’s Furniture’s Application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court.
Judgement rendered by the Court of Appeal.
Court of Appeal Hearing.
Leon’s Furniture and Fairstone Financial Inc. appealed the first Instance Judgment
Judgment granting the class action on the merits
The class action hearing will take place
Judgment lifting stay on the publication of a notice to class members
Filing of Request to set case down for trial and judgment
Filing of the Motion to institute proceedings.
The Superior Court authorizes the class action against Meubles Léon Ltd.
Filing of the Motion for authorization to institute a class action.