LONDON, ON, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Class actions initiated in Ontario and Québec have concluded with settlements totalling $7.535 million.
Affected lawn mower purchasers must make a claim for payment by May 22, 2019. Visit www.lawnmowersettlement.ca (the "Settlement Website") to learn more and to make a claim for money.
The class actions concern all Canadians who purchased certain major brand-name gas-powered lawn mowers labelled at 30 horsepower or less between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 2012 which were manufactured or labelled by the defendants. It is alleged that the defendants agreed to manipulate horsepower labelling on certain lawn mowers during this time. The defendants deny the allegations and they have not been proven in court.
There is a speedy and simple online claims process for lawn mower purchasers to claim between $15 and $55 per qualifying lawn mower. See the Settlement Website for the ranges of compensation available depending on the information you provide and the horsepower of the lawn mowers you purchased. Purchasers can provide the best information they have available. Even a declaration without further proof may qualify for cash compensation.
Retailers and distributors of affected lawn mowers can also claim a share of the settlement recoveries. 20% of the Net Settlement Amount has been allocated to an Upstream Purchase Fund. Proportionate payments to eligible claimants will be made from the Upstream Purchase Fund based on the eligible lawn mowers they purchased and their corresponding horsepower ratings.
For more information regarding the claims process, including more details about the levels of compensation and acceptable documentary proof, see the court-approved Distribution Protocol which is posted at www.lawnmowersettlement.ca.
Harrison Pensa LLP, based in London, Ontario, is one of Canada's foremost class action law firms and has expertise in a full range of class action matters.
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SOURCE Harrison Pensa LLP