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On May 27, 2019, Siskinds’ Québec-based affiliate, Siskinds Desmeules, commenced a class action for Quebec’s residents, against inductors’ manufacturers Murata, Panasonic, Sumida, Taiyo et TDK and their subsidiaries (the “Defendants”).

The proposed action allege that the Defendants unlawfully conspired to fix, increase, and/or maintain the price of inductors and/or devices equipped with his component between January 2003 to 2014. 

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Contact us by email [email protected], call us at (418) 694-2009 or toll free at 1 (877) 735-3842.

Developments

On November 23, 2021, the Superior Court of Quebec issued a judgement discontinuing the motion for authorization. A copy of the judgment is available here (French only).

Take note that because of this discontinuance, the limitation period for bringing a claim, if there is any time left within it, is no longer suspended.

Nothing in this notice is intended to be legal advice and it is recommended that you obtain legal advice from a lawyer of your choice if you wish to pursue a court claim against the Defendants.

FAQs

What is a Class Action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons 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?

Since this class action has been discontinued, it is no longer possible to join it.

Can I exclude myself from the class action?

No. Since this class action has been discontinued, it is no longer possible to join and therefore opt out.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the Get in Touch form below.

To contact our Quebec Office, Siskinds Desmeules, call us at (418) 694-2009 or toll free at 1 (877) 735-3842 or email us [email protected].

Documents

Motion for authorization – Quebec Superior Court – January 12, 2018 (French Only)

Judgment authorizing the discontinuance - Quebec Superior Court – November 23, 2021 (French Only)

On November 23, 2021, the Superior Court of Quebec issued a judgement discontinuing the motion for authorization. A copy of the judgment is available here (French only).

Take note that because of this discontinuance, the limitation period for bringing a claim, if there is any time left within it, is no longer suspended.

Nothing in this notice is intended to be legal advice and it is recommended that you obtain legal advice from a lawyer of your choice if you wish to pursue a court claim against the Defendants.

What is a Class Action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons 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?

Since this class action has been discontinued, it is no longer possible to join it.

Can I exclude myself from the class action?

No. Since this class action has been discontinued, it is no longer possible to join and therefore opt out.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the Get in Touch form below.

To contact our Quebec Office, Siskinds Desmeules, call us at (418) 694-2009 or toll free at 1 (877) 735-3842 or email us [email protected].

Motion for authorization – Quebec Superior Court – January 12, 2018 (French Only)

Judgment authorizing the discontinuance - Quebec Superior Court – November 23, 2021 (French Only)