02 May DRAM Chips (dynamic random-access memory) – Price Fixing National Class Action
Date of Initial Application: April 30, 2018
On January 27, 2023, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal, putting an end to the case.
On June 28, 2021, the Superior Court of Quebec dismissed the Application for Authorization to Bring a Class Action, a copy of said Judgment is posted on this page.
On or about July 29, 2021, our office instituted an appeal of said decision, a copy of the Notice of Appeal is also posed on this page.
This matter will therefore be proceeding before the Court of Appeal in due course.
Lex Group Inc. has launched a national class action lawsuit against:
Micron Technology Inc., Micron Semiconductor Products Inc.,
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd., Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada Inc., and
SK Hynix Inc., SK Hynix America Inc.
(hereinafter collectively the “Defendants”)
on behalf of all persons in Canada who, between at least June 1st, 2016 and February 1st, 2018, acquired or purchased DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) chips either directly from one of the Defendants or indirectly, since the DRAM chip was integrated into certain electronic products.
It is alleged that between at least June 1st, 2016 and February 1st, 2018, the Defendants, the major worldwide manufacturers of DRAM chips, engaged in an illegal cartel to artificially raise or set the price of DRAM chips. These DRAM chips were then either sold directly to consumers or sold to electronic manufacturers who then integrated the DRAM chip into their electronic devices.
Accordingly, if you live in Canada and you have purchased either DRAM chips manufactured by one of the Defendants and/or electronic devices which contain such DRAM chips (for example, a smartphone, a tablet, a laptop, a desktop computer, a graphics card (or an electronic device equipped with a graphics card) or a video game console, etc.), between June 1st, 2016 and February 1st, 2018, then you may potentially be part of the proposed Class defined by the class action initiated by our office.
Should you be defined as a member of the class, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached and approved by the Court.
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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.
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