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On January 28, 2019, a Settlement agreement reached in a class action against Colacem Canada Inc. ("Colacem") alleging inter alia neighborhood disturbances, was approved by the Québec Superior Court. Colacem has denied and continues to deny any misconduct or liability of any kind in relation to this class action.

The rights of residents and owners or lessees of a piece of land, an immoveable or a business in the municipalities of Grenville-Sur-La-Rouge and Harrington, between June 8, 2008 and January 29, 2015, might be affected.

Under the Court approved Settlement Agreement, an amount of $1.3 million will be paid to resolve these claims. Settlement funds will be paid to Class Members in accordance with the Distribution Protocol that was approved by the Court.

To make a claim, Class Members must complete the Claim Form available on the website below and mail it to the Claims Administrator at the following address by no later than June 9, 2019:

Colacem Canada Inc. Class Action c/o Collectiva Class Action Services Inc.
200-2170 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Montréal, Québec, H3H 2T8.

The Claim Form and related instructions can be found here: www.colacem-settlement.com

For more information and/or to view copies of the Agreement and Distribution Protocol, please visit www.colacem-settlement.com or contact:

Colacem Class Action Administrator
c/o Collectiva Class Action Services Inc.
2170 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Suite 200
Montréal, Québec H3H 2T8
Phone number: 514.287.1000
Toll free number: 1.800.287.8587

For media inquiries, please contact Karim Diallo at (418) 694-2009 or karim.diallo@siskindsdesmeules.com

FAQs

What is a Class Action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more person on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.

What does “certification” mean?

Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

Class action lawyers are usually paid on a contingency basis. This means that class counsel are only paid if successful. Class counsel are paid a percentage of any settlement or court award. Class counsel fees are subject to court approval.

Can I join the class action?

There are no steps required to “join” the class action. Assuming you fall within the scope of the class definition, you are automatically included in the class action unless you “opt-out” (exclude yourself from the class action).

Can I exclude myself from the class action?

No. The time to opt-out of the action has passed.

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should register to receive updates on this case by filling out the form below.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below.

Documents

Short Form Notice: [English] [French]

Long Form Notice: [English] [French]

Settlement Agreement: [English] [French]

Distribution Protocol: [English] [French]

Appendix 1: Addresses of the Affected Properties

On January 28, 2019, a Settlement agreement reached in a class action against Colacem Canada Inc. ("Colacem") alleging inter alia neighborhood disturbances, was approved by the Québec Superior Court. Colacem has denied and continues to deny any misconduct or liability of any kind in relation to this class action.

The rights of residents and owners or lessees of a piece of land, an immoveable or a business in the municipalities of Grenville-Sur-La-Rouge and Harrington, between June 8, 2008 and January 29, 2015, might be affected.

Under the Court approved Settlement Agreement, an amount of $1.3 million will be paid to resolve these claims. Settlement funds will be paid to Class Members in accordance with the Distribution Protocol that was approved by the Court.

To make a claim, Class Members must complete the Claim Form available on the website below and mail it to the Claims Administrator at the following address by no later than June 9, 2019:

Colacem Canada Inc. Class Action c/o Collectiva Class Action Services Inc.
200-2170 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Montréal, Québec, H3H 2T8.

The Claim Form and related instructions can be found here: www.colacem-settlement.com

For more information and/or to view copies of the Agreement and Distribution Protocol, please visit www.colacem-settlement.com or contact:

Colacem Class Action Administrator
c/o Collectiva Class Action Services Inc.
2170 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Suite 200
Montréal, Québec H3H 2T8
Phone number: 514.287.1000
Toll free number: 1.800.287.8587

For media inquiries, please contact Karim Diallo at (418) 694-2009 or karim.diallo@siskindsdesmeules.com

What is a Class Action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more person on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.

What does “certification” mean?

Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

Class action lawyers are usually paid on a contingency basis. This means that class counsel are only paid if successful. Class counsel are paid a percentage of any settlement or court award. Class counsel fees are subject to court approval.

Can I join the class action?

There are no steps required to “join” the class action. Assuming you fall within the scope of the class definition, you are automatically included in the class action unless you “opt-out” (exclude yourself from the class action).

Can I exclude myself from the class action?

No. The time to opt-out of the action has passed.

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should register to receive updates on this case by filling out the form below.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below.

Short Form Notice: [English] [French]

Long Form Notice: [English] [French]

Settlement Agreement: [English] [French]

Distribution Protocol: [English] [French]

Appendix 1: Addresses of the Affected Properties

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