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Class proceedings have been commenced in Ontario and Quebec alleging that Sony Corporation and Sony of Canada Ltd. (collectively “Sony”) designed, manufactured and sold certain Sony DVD players that were defective.

The Quebec action was authorized as a class proceeding. The Quebec Class is defined as:

  • All natural persons who are residents of Quebec who, since June 1, 2000, procured for themselves or suffered problems with a numeric visual player of DVD laser discs distributed or sold by Sony of Canada Ltd., bearing one of the following model numbers: DVP-S360, DVP-S560D, DVP-S570D, DVP-C-670D, DVP-S330, DVP-S530D and DVP-NS400D.

The Ontario action was certified as a class action for settlement purposes on behalf of the following class:

  • All persons and legal entities located in Canada, except Quebec Class members, who:
    • purchased a DVD Player* from a vendor located in Canada for their own use and not for resale between January 1, 1998, and July 21, 2008, or
    • received as a gift a DVD Player purchased from a vendor located in Canada for their own use and not for resale between January 1, 1998, and July 21, 2008.*"DVD Player" means Sony DVD player models DVPF21S, DVPNS300, DVPNS315SM, DVPNS415, DVPNS315, DVPNS400D, DVPS330, DVPS530D, DVPS570D, DVPS360, DVPS550D, DVPS500D, DVPS560D, DVPC670D, and DVPNC600.

A settlement has been entered into with Sony Corporation and Sony of Canada Ltd. that resolves both the Ontario and Quebec litigation. The deadline to file a claim under the settlement was February 17, 2009. This settlement has concluded and all claims have been paid.

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