Apple 2011 MacBook Pro – Quebec Class Action

Date of Initial Application: December 3, 2014

TAKE NOTICE that, by Judgment rendered on November 24, 2016 and rectified on December 22, 2016, the Honourable Mr. Justice Peacock of the Superior Court of Québec authorized the bringing of a class action against Apple Canada Inc. and Apple Inc. (hereinafter collectively “Apple”) and ascribed the status of representative to Mr. René Charbonneau to act on behalf of the following Class Members:

  1. All persons in Quebec, who purchased and/or own a 2011 MacBook Pro  Laptop with a 15 inch or 17 inch screen which has suffered or suffers from a Graphic Defect, or any other Group(s) or Sub Group(s) to be determined by the Court; and 
  1. All persons, who purchased in Quebec a 2011 MacBook Pro Laptop with a 15  inch or 17 inch screen which has suffered or suffers from a Graphic  Defect, … manufactured, distributed, sold or otherwise put onto the marketplace by the Respondents or any other Group(s) or Sub-Group(s) to be determined by the Court;

A “Graphics Defect” is a graphical anomaly or defect which could be but does not have to be: severe screen distortion, pixilation, graphical artifact or ghosting.

This class action will be brought in the district of Montreal.

If you wish to exclude yourself from the class action, you have to notify the clerk of the Superior Court of the district of Montreal no later than December 29, 2017, by registered or certified mail to the following address (with a copy to [email protected]):

Superior Court of Québec, 1 Notre-Dame street East, Montreal, Québec, Canada, H2Y 1B6

You must state that you wish to exclude yourself from the class action Charbonneau v. Apple Canada Inc. et al. (case number 500-06-000722-146).

The date after which a Class Member can no longer request his exclusion from the class, unless specifically authorized by the Court, is December 29, 2017.  A Class Member who has not requested his exclusion is bound by any judgment that may be rendered in the class action to be instituted in the manner provided for by law.

If you wish to be included in the class action, you have nothing to do.

For further information about this class action, consult the information and documents posted on this page or contact our firm.



On November 24, 2016, the Superior Court of Quebec authorized the class action on behalf of all person in Quebec who purchased and/or own  a 15 or 17 inch 2011 MacBook Pro Laptop (equipped with an Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) graphics processing unit (GPU)) (hereinafter the “2011 MacBook Pro”) AND on behalf of all persons in Quebec who purchased such a 2011 Macbook Pro.

Please review the authorization judgment (available on this website) for the full details.


LEX GROUP Inc. has launched and is pursuing a national class action against Apple Canada Inc. and Apple, Inc. (collectively “Apple”), concerning Apple’s 15 and 17 inch 2011 MacBook Pro Laptops equipped with an Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) graphics processing unit (GPU) (hereinafter the “MacBook Pro”).

The class action alleges that the MacBook Pro was affected by a design/manufacturing defect and suffered from graphical issues, including severe screen distortion, pixilation, graphical artifacts, and ghosting, that often precipitated the system shutting down or failing completely. It is further alleged that Apple failed to reimburse owners for out of pocket repair costs incurred in an attempt to solve said graphical issues, including the cost to replace the MacBook Pro’s logic board (main circuit board).

Accordingly, if you own or owned an Apple 15 inch or 17 inch 2011 MacBook Pro Laptop, you MAY be part of the proposed Canadian Class defined by the class action initiated by our office.  Should you be a member of the class defined in this Canadian Class Action, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize the class action or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court).

Please visit this website periodically, in order to be kept informed and determine if the proposed Canadian class action has been authorized, if a final judgment has been rendered by the Court, or if any settlement has been reached (which must be approved by the Court).

Please fill out the form below in order to be kept informed of the progress of this case.

If you wish to be kept informed and/or receive notification of major judgments rendered or notices in this case, please complete the form below.  Please note that providing your information in the form below creates no financial obligation for you and it does not create a lawyer/client relationship between yourself and Lex Group Inc. (or any of its attorneys).  You will not be charged any fees or costs for signing up to this class action since our firm is only paid on a contingency basis from the potential compensation recovered in this file, if the class action is successful by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court.  Please be advised that the group definition of the people to be included in this class action may be changed or modified in the future by Court decision or by way of amendment filed by our firm.  We will not inform you or other members of the public if and when the group definition is changed.  It is therefore your sole responsibility to ensure that your own personal rights and recourses are being protected at all times during the course of these proceedings.  You may therefore wish to seek independent legal counsel in order to determine whether it would be in your best interest to pursue independent litigation in this matter (or any other matter), and to determine if you can potentially be included in this case if a final judgment is rendered or if a settlement is reached and approved by the Court.  By signing up to this class action, you are merely asking our firm to include you in our list of potential members in this class action but our firm is not agreeing to represent your personal interests.  If a final judgment is rendered in this case, or if a settlement is reached (and approved by the Court), an e-mail may be sent to you and the relevant information may be posted on this website.  The Court will determine the manner and extent of any future notifications to class members.

Be advised that the information you provide will be included in our list of potential class members for this case, which list may be shared with and disclosed to the Courts and/or other parties in this action (at our discretion).  Rest assured that any such disclosure will be done in such a manner as to protect your personal information and confidentiality from unauthorized use, disclosure or publication.

Finally, be advised that the above-description and summary of the case is being posted on this website for your convenience.  However, in case of conflict between the information on this website and the actual proceedings, documents, and/or judgments in the Court record of this case, the official Court record documents will prevail.  We have for your convenience posted on this webpage certain scanned copies of the relevant documents from the Court record, including the initial motion to authorize the bringing of the class action which describes the case in much more detail.  You should therefore consult these documents as well as consult this website periodically in order to be kept informed.

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