National Bank of Canada Loss of Information

National Bank of Canada Loss of Information

Date of Initial Application: October 6, 2008



Re: Settlement regarding the laptop computer stolen in 2008

A settlement agreement was concluded and approved by Madam Justice Guylène Beaugé of the Superior Court of Quebec on August 1, 2012 (the “Agreement“) regarding the following class action brought against the National Bank of Canada (hereinafter “NBC“) :

  • Larose and Paquette v. National Bank of Canada, 500-06-000452-082, Superior Court of Quebec, district of Montreal, 

on their own behalf and on behalf of the class defined as follows:

The Class consists of all the persons (including their estates, executors, or personal representatives), consumers, corporations having no more than 50 persons under an employment contract, firms, businesses, and other organizations in all of Canada, whose personal information was saved or stored on the hard disk of a laptop computer stolen from the premises of NBC on or about September 19, 2008.

The Class excludes i) NBC, ii) any entity in which NBC holds a majority interest, iii) NBC’s legal representatives, successors and assigns iv) and all Persons who have opted out of the Class in accordance with the Notice of Preapproval.


NBC agreed and set up a claims settlement process for a period of ninety (90) days (which has now expired).

The following persons were eligible to benefit from the settlement:

  • anyone who, as of September 19, 2008, held or had held a mortgage with NBC; and
  • whose personal information was saved or stored on the hard disk of the laptop computer stolen on or about September 19, 2008; and
  • who suffered a documented monetary loss as a result of the unauthorized use of the said personal information.

As additional measures, NBC also agreed to make (and indeed made) the following donations:

a)    $25,000 to the Fondation du Centre Jeunesse de Montréal;

b)    $60,000 to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation of Montreal.

NBC also paid the plaintiffs, Steve Larose and Jocelyne Paquette, the amount of $1,500 each as an indemnity for the costs incurred by them and their efforts on behalf of the Class Members as plaintiffs in the litigation.

This file is now settled and closed.

Join Class Action!

    Disclaimer: The Lex Group website is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between you and the firm. By submitting your information to us, you are not creating an attorney-client relationship with the firm. An attorney-client relationship may be formed only after we check for conflicts of interest and the firm and you sign a mandate agreement. The firm may contact you about your legal claim to discuss representation options. Because of the volume of e-mails, we cannot promise to respond to every submission.
    In any class action lawsuit, it is the Court that must approve and determine who will be eligible for participation in the class. If you feel that you may qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in this class action litigation, we request that you fill out and submit the above form to help us determine if you are a legitimate member of the class or to make sure that you receive any future Court mailings about the case. However, the return of the above form does not guarantee you any type of compensation whatsoever.