26,000 CONSUMERS AFFECTED
Option consommateurs v. Household Finance
Option consommateurs and Lynda Gagné v. Services aux marchands détaillants Limitée (Household Finance)
Superior Court, district of Montréal, no. 500-06-000080-990
In October 2007, the Court of Appeal granted Option Consommateurs’ action against Household Finance because the latter had contravened sections of the Consumer Protection Act by imposing late fees in the amount of 10$.
Class members are those who purchased a good from certain merchants such as Brault et Martineau, Ameublement Tanguay and Corbeil. They also paid with a credit card delivered by Household Finance if they signed their credit card agreement beginning May 13, 1996 and paid late fees of 10$ between May 13, 1996 and December 31, 1997.
Change of address
All persons who moved since they signed their credit card agreement must advise Collectiva of their current address as well as their previous address, within six months, if they wish to be reimbursed. After this delay, it will be too late and they will no longer be able to receive the amount due to them.
Settlement Class Counsel
Sylvestre, Fafard, Painchaud
Montréal (Québec) H4C 2G9
Press release (French version only)
Judgment dated January 18, 2008 (French version only)
Judgment dated June 3, 2008 (French version only)