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This action seeks damages and other relief on behalf of Canadian purchasers of cellular devices (such as cell phones and tablets) that use modem chips. Modem chips are semi-conductor devices that enable cell phones and other devices to connect to cellular networks operated by providers such as Rogers and Bell.

The class action alleges that Qualcomm Incorporated engaged in anti-competitive, unreasonable, unfair, discriminatory, and bad faith conduct in the Modem Chip market since January 1, 2006 that resulted in consumers paying artificially inflated prices for cellular devices.

Developments

In October 2020, the plaintiffs served a certification record on the Defendants in British Columbia. Certification is sought on behalf of all Canadians, outside of Quebec, who purchased cellular devices (such as cell phones and tablets). At the certification motion, the court will determine whether the action is properly prosecuted as a class action.  The certification motion is currently scheduled to be heard on September 12-16, 2022.

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.

Who is affected by the Qualcomm Incorporated class action?

You are affected by the class action and are a “member” of the class if you are a person in Canada who purchased a cellular device that utilizes a modem chip since January 1, 2006.

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).

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should:

  1. Keep records of any purchases of cell phones and/or other products containing modem chips, purchased since January 1, 2006.
  2. Register to receive updates about the class action 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.

In October 2020, the plaintiffs served a certification record on the Defendants in British Columbia. Certification is sought on behalf of all Canadians, outside of Quebec, who purchased cellular devices (such as cell phones and tablets). At the certification motion, the court will determine whether the action is properly prosecuted as a class action.  The certification motion is currently scheduled to be heard on September 12-16, 2022.

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.

Who is affected by the Qualcomm Incorporated class action?

You are affected by the class action and are a “member” of the class if you are a person in Canada who purchased a cellular device that utilizes a modem chip since January 1, 2006.

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).

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should:

  1. Keep records of any purchases of cell phones and/or other products containing modem chips, purchased since January 1, 2006.
  2. Register to receive updates about the class action 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.

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