If you want to stay in the class action and be eligible to submit a claim for payment in this settlement, you do not need to do anything now.
Class Members will have six (6) months (up to February 19, 2023) to decide if they wish to opt out of the Settlement. By opting out, you will remove yourself from the Class Action. Opting out is a serious and permanent decision. Those choosing to opt out of the Settlement will receive no compensation from this Settlement. You should only remove yourself from the class action if you do not want to receive payment from or be bound by this Settlement.
Anyone choosing to opt out must complete and submit the Opt Out Form by February 19, 2023 in one of the following ways:
Option 1: Complete the Opt Out Form online; or
Option 2: Complete the Opt Out Form as a fillable PDF here and sending it to the Administrator by mail to PO Box 7030, Toronto ON M5C 2K7, email to email@example.com or fax to 416-815-2723; or
Option 3: Complete a Paper Opt Out Form by downloading the Opt Out Form and completing it on paper, and sending it to the Administrator by mail to PO Box 7030, Toronto ON M5C 2K7, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 416-815-2723.
If you would like a paper version of the Opt Out Form sent to you, please call the Administrator at 1-833-852-0755 (toll free).
More details on the legal fees that will be requested will be posted here after the negotiations have concluded.
It is important to understand the difference between objecting to the Settlement and opting out. People have the right to object to the agreement in whole or in part during the Federal Court approval hearing and still receive compensation if the settlement is approved in court. To object or comment on the settlement, you have two options:
Option 1: Object or provide comments in writing – Send comments to the Administrator by mail to PO Box 7030, Toronto ON M5C 2K7, email to email@example.com or fax to 416-815-2723, and your comments will be sent to the Federal Court before the hearing.
Option 2: Object in person – Ask to speak in court about the proposed settlement commencing on September 20, 2022, either in person at the Federal Court in Ottawa or by video conference. To request to speak at the hearing, please contact the Administrator at 1-833-852-0755.