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Aug 2019

StockX LLC Data Breach Canadian Class Action Pre-Approval Notice of Canadian Settlement Approval Hearing

PROCEEDINGS A proposed Canada-wide Settlement has been reached in a putative class action relating to the StockX data breach that occurred on May 14, 2019, when an unknown third-party was able to gain unauthorized access to certain customer data from StockX’s cloud environment. This proposed Settlement is subject to Court approval. On May 2, 2022, the Superior Court of Quebec authorized the Class Action for settlement purposes only. AM I A SETTLEMENT CLASS MEMBER? You may be a Settlement Class Member if you live in Canada and registered for a StockX user account on the StockX website or mobile application prior to May 14, 2019. WHAT DOES THIS SETTLEMENT PROVIDE? Pursuant to the proposed Settlement, an 18-month subscription with TransUnion for credit monitoring services will be made available for activation by Settlement Class Members, free of charge. In addition, substantiated and documented monetary claims totalling up to an aggregate Settlement Cap of $130,000 CAD for all approved claims may be reimbursed to Settlement Class Members who provide evidence of out of pocket losses, costs and/or unreimbursed expenses which were caused by the Data Breach and/or incurred as a result of the Data Breach or the receipt of the StockX Notices (of August 3 and 8, 2019), as accepted by the Claims Administrator (at its discretion) pursuant to the Distribution Protocol attached to the Settlement Agreement. StockX will also pay Class Counsel Fees, administration costs and expenses, as well as all notice costs above and beyond of the said Cap payable to Settlement Class Members. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS? If you are a Settlement Class Member, you may (1) object to or comment on the Settlement; (2) exclude yourself from the Class Action (opt-out); or (3) do nothing. If you do not wish to be legally bound by the Class Action, you must exclude yourself from the Class Action (opt-out). To do so, you must complete and submit an Opt-Out Form to Class Counsel by no later than July 4, 2022, using the form found on the Settlement Website. Anyone who opts out of the Class Action cannot object to or comment on the Settlement and may be eligible to pursue an individual claim. If you do nothing, you will stay in the Class Action and be bound by the Settlement, if approved by the Court. If you stay in the Class Action, you may object to or comment on the Settlement by submitting a written objection to the Court by no later than June 14, 2022. WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE COURT DECIDE IF THE SETTLEMENT IS APPROVED? The Superior Court of Quebec must be satisfied that the Settlement is fair, reasonable and in the best interests of Settlement Class Members. The Settlement Approval Hearing will take place on July 5, 2022 at 9:30 A.M. in room 2.08 (or any other courtroom which will be indicated by the posting of a sign outside of courtroom 2.08) at the Montreal Courthouse located at 1 Notre-Dame St. East, Montreal, Quebec. You do not have to attend the hearing but you may do so if you wish. If you have submitted a written objection to the Court, you (or your lawyer) may present arguments with regards to the proposed Settlement. HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION? The Settlement Agreement and further detailed information, including relevant judgments, are on the present page  and on the Settlement Website. Additional information can also be obtained by calling this toll-free number: 1-877-410-9008. _________________________________________________________________________   Lex Group Inc. has launched a national class action against StockX, LLC regarding the data breach that involved unauthorized person(s) gaining access to the personal and/or financial information of approximately 6.8 million StockX clients, including in clients in Canada.  This data breach occurred on or before July 26, 2019 but was only announced in August 2019. StockX, LLC is a Detroit (U.S.A.) based company primarily known for its ecommerce platform StockX.com with an emphasis on the sneaker resale market, but also sells other merchandise such as watches, handbags and street wear. StockX, LLC informed some of its clients affected by the data breach by email in August 2019. The stolen personal information includes without limitation the StockX clients’ names, email addresses, shipping address, purchase history, user passwords, users’ shoe size, trading currency, and other profile information such as users’ device type (for instance Android or iPhone) and the software version used by said device. Accordingly, if you are a client of StockX, LLC in Canada, your personal information may have been lost, stolen or compromised and you may 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). Please fill out the form below if you wish 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 several relevant documents from the Court record, including the initial application for authorization to institute a 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.
Jul 2019
David Assor

The author comments on this class action decision in which the Court of Appeal upheld the first instance decision (of the Honorable André Roy S.C.J.), dismissing an application to dismiss based on res judicata and abuse of procedure relating to a second Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action. The Court upheld the first instance judgment which granted a second plaintiff the chance to seek class action authorization regarding the same group of consumers, the whole in relation to allegedly defective washers.[

Feb 2019
David Assor

The author analyzes the state of law and jurisprudence under the new Code of Civil Procedure regarding the payment of an indemnity to the Class Representative in the context of an out-of-Court class action settlement submitted to the Court for approval.

Nov 2018

LEX GROUP Inc. has launched a national class action lawsuit against FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF CANADA, LIMITED and FORD MOTOR COMPANY (hereinafter collectively “Ford”), on behalf of all persons in Canada who have purchased and/or leased and/or or own one of the following Ford vehicles:
  • 2013-2019 Ford Escape;
  • 2013-2019 Ford Fusion;
  • 2014-2015 Ford Fiesta;
  • 2013-2015 Ford Transit Connect;
  • 2015-2018 Ford Edge;
  • 2017-2019 Lincoln MKC;
  • 2017-2019 Lincoln MKZ.
(hereinafter collectively the « Subject Vehicles »).   The proposed class action alleged that Ford marketed, promoted, distributed, leased and sold the Subject Vehicles to Class Members, which were defectively designed and manufactured, namely with defective engines and related parts which are prone to overheating, leak coolant liquid or fuel, stall and/or in certain circumstances catch fire.  The alleged defects in question affect various parts and components of the engine and fuel system of the Subject Vehicles, namely the engine coolant systems and associated wiring and the computer systems. Although announcing multiple recalls over the years regarding some of these issues, it is alleged that Ford has been unable to adequately and completely solve the underlining issues and Class Members are forced to continue to drive highly unsafe vehicles as a result. On July 16, 2018, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (the “NHTSA”) opened and announced a Preliminary Evaluation (PE) after having been made aware of 40 complaints and 2 instances of crashes/fire involving the 2013 Ford Escape (1.6L GTDI). It is alleged that the owners or lessees of the Subject Vehicles have also suffered or will also suffer a significant decrease in the value of their vehicle (including the resale value) due to these significant defects. Accordingly, if you reside in Canada and have purchased and/or leased and/or own a 2013-2014 Ford Escape, a 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, a 2013 Ford Fiesta or a 2014-2015 Ford Transit Connect, then you may 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 ultimately grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court). Please fill out the form below if you wish 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 several relevant documents from the Court record, including the initial application for authorization to institute a 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.
Jun 2018

TOYOTA – NATIONAL SETTLEMENT APPROVED – A Class Action settlement reached with Toyota Canada Inc. has been approved by the Courts concerning purchase(d) or lease(d) Model Year 2005–2010 Toyota Tacoma, 2007–2008 Toyota Tundra, or 2005–2008 Toyota Sequoia vehicles in Canada. For more information about this case, the approved settlement and/or for copies of the relevant notices, judgment(s) or documents, the settlement agreement, etc., click here or  visit www.Toyotaframesettlement.ca.

May 2018

A Quebec SETTLEMENT has been reached and approved by the Superior Court of Quebec in the Target Data Breach Quebec Class Action. For more information about this case, the settlement and/or for copies of the relevant notices, judgment(s) or documents, the settlement agreements, etc., click here or visit: https://www.targetdatabreachsettlementquebec.ca/Home .  

Apr 2018

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. Please fill out the form below if you wish 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 several relevant documents from the Court record, including the initial application for authorization to institute a 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.
Apr 2018

A SETTLEMENT has been reached and approved by the Quebec and Ontario Courts in the Porsche Cayenne Diesel (2013-2016) 3.0 Litres Engine Emissions Class Action. For more information about this case, the settlement and/or for copies of the relevant notices, judgment(s) or documents, the settlement agreements, etc., click here or  visit www.VWCanadaSettlement.ca.

Mar 2018

A QUEBEC SETTLEMENT has been reached in the Target Corporation Data Breach Class Action. For more information about this case, the settlement, or the upcoming settlement approval hearing, and/or for copies of the relevant notices, judgment(s) or documents, the settlement agreements, etc., click here or  visit www.targetdatabreachsettlementquebec.ca/Home.

Mar 2018

A SETTLEMENT has been reached in the Johnson & Johnson – Baby Bedtime Bath / Lotion – National Class Action. For more information about this case, the settlement, and/or for copies of the relevant notices, judgment(s) or documents, the settlement agreements, etc., click here.