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Mar 2014

Lex Group has launched a national class action regarding the Target Corporation loss of personal information that occurred between at least November 27, 2013 and December 15, 2013.  For more details, click here.

Mar 2014

QUEBEC SETTLEMENT

On January 18, 2017, the Honourable Justice Hamilton of the Superior Court of Quebec authorized a class action brought by the Plaintiff on behalf of all Quebec residents whose payment card data and/or personal information was lost by and/or stolen from the Defendant Target Corporation (USA) as a result of a breach of its computer network by unknown hackers.  A Settlement Agreement was reached between the parties and has been approved by the Superior Court of Quebec. The approved settlement provides that Target Corporation, without admission of liability, will pay an amount not exceeding $345,000 which will be used to pay an amount of up to $5,000 to each Class Member who provides documentary evidence of their losses and up to $50 to each Class Member without such evidence. Target Corporation will separately pay: 1) the fees of the Claims Administrator; 2) the cost related to the notice program; 3) the Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees in the amount of $150,000 plus taxes, and; 4) the Plaintiff’s claim in the amount of $4,999.99. A copy of the settlement agreement, the detailed notice, the claim form, the Judgment, and other related documentation is available online this page and at www.targetdatabreachsettlementquebec.ca. How to make a claim? To make a claim, you must, no later than July 23, 2018: – Complete a claim form online at www.targetdatabreachsettlementquebec.ca; or – Obtain a claim form in paper format from the Claims Administrator or Class Counsel, complete it and send it by email or by mail to the Claims Administrator. __________________________________________________________________________________________   LEX GROUP Inc. has launched and is pursuing a national class action on behalf of all Canadians whose personal and/or financial information was lost by and/or stolen from Target Corporation as a result of the data breach that occurred between at least November 27, 2013 and December 15, 2013 (hereinafter the “Target Data Breach”). According to the information collected thus far, on or about November 17, 2013 and continuing until on or about December 15, 2013, the computer network that processes transactions for all Target stores in the U.S.A. was breached by unknown attackers. This Target Data Breach affected at least 40 million credit card and ATM accounts and the personal and financial information of at least 70 million individuals, including approximately 700,000 Canadians. The lost information included, without limitation, the names, phone numbers, home addresses, credit and debit card numbers, PIN numbers, expiration dates, magnetic strip information, and passwords. During the month of January 2014, Target sent e-mails informing certain Canadian victims of the loss of information in question and providing them with a promotional code for one year credit monitoring with Equifax Canada. You must contact Target directly in order to activate said service, if you choose to activate it, within the specific deadlines determined by Target.  It cannot be ascertained if all of the Canadian victims indeed received such a notification e-mail (since Target did not have the e-mail address of all of the victims). If you used a credit or debit card at a Target retail store in the U.S.A., or otherwise provided your personal information to Target Corporation in the U.S.A., your personal and/or financial information may have been compromised and you may be entitled to compensation should the case be successful in the future by way of final judgment or settlement 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 several 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.
Nov 2013

 

DISCONTINUANCE NOTICE

WACOAL ANTI-CELLULITE IPANT SHAPEWEAR

WACOAL CANADA CONSUMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM AND THE DISCONTINUANCE OF THE CLASS ACTION PROCEEDINGS

In 2013, LEX GROUP Inc. launched a national class action lawsuit against Wacoal Canada Inc. and Wacoal America, Inc., on behalf of individuals who have purchased a Wacoal Anti-Cellulite iPant shapewear product (hereinafter the “iPant Products”). Through its Consumer Satisfaction Program, Wacoal Canada is offering/offered full refunds to any of its Canadian consumers dissatisfied with their purchase of iPant Products. The Consumer Satisfaction Program allows/allowed any Canadian consumer to return or provide a sales receipt of the iPant Products purchased in order to receive a refund of the suggested retail price. For more information about the program, including how and under which strict deadlines (September 22, 2015) you may claim a reimbursement, please visit the claims website www.wacoalcanadaconsumersatisfaction.com.  LEX GROUP Inc. is not involved in this Consumer Satisfaction Program so any inquiries must be directed to Wacoal Canada directly. In light of this Customer Satisfaction Program, our firm decided not to pursue this proposed class action. The proposed litigation was discontinued with the approval of the Court on May 21, 2015.  No class actions or other litigation is being pursued by our firm on behalf of purchasers of the iPant Products made by Wacoal and distributed in Canada. Our law firm is not taking any further steps in regards to litigation regarding the Wacoal iPant Products sold in Canada. Please note that limitation periods (prescription) will apply to your ability to pursue an individual lawsuit. Nothing in this general notice is intended to be legal advice or a legal opinion. This notice concludes our law firm’s intended communications regarding the class action regarding the Wacoal iPant Products sold in Canada.   ________________________________________________________ Prior: LEX GROUP Inc. has launched a national class action lawsuit against Wacoal Canada Inc. and Wacoal America, Inc. (hereinafter collectively “Wacoal”), on behalf of individuals who have purchased a least one of the following Wacoal Anti-Cellulite iPant shapewear products:
  • iPant Anti-Cellulite Mid-Thigh Shaper;
  • iPant Anti-Cellulite Long Leg Shaper;
  • iPant Anti-Cellulite Hi-Waist Long Leg Shaper;
  • iPant Anti-Cellulite Capri Legging;
  • iPant Anti-Cellulite Shape Brief.
(hereinafter collectively the “iPant Products”). Wacoal has marketed its iPant Products as being made with Novarel Slim® fabric which contains caffeine, retinol, vitamin E, fatty acids and aloe vera.  The class action proceedings allege that Wacoal engaged in deceptive, misleading, false, and unfair advertising when promoting their iPant Products as having the ability to reduce thigh measurement, eliminate cellulite, promote fat destruction and weight loss, and help skin feel better day after day. Moreover, the proceedings allege the use by Wacoal of deceptive and misleading clinical studies and statistical efficiency claims in its marketing of the iPant Products. Accordingly, if you have purchased one of the iPant Products mentioned above, 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, 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 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.
Nov 2013

Lex Group has launched a national class action regarding the Wacoal Anti-Cellulite iPant shapewear products.  For more details, click here.

Jul 2013

Lex Group is proud to announce the launch of its new website!

Jul 2013

Lex Group has launched a national class action regarding Bayer’s Mirena contraceptive device.  For more details, click here.

Jul 2013

BE ADVISED THAT ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, THE SUPERIOR COURT OF QUEBEC ORDERED THE SUSPENSION OF THE PRESENT QUEBEC (MIRENA) CLASS ACTION FILE, WHILE A SIMILAR NATIONAL CLASS ACTION PROCEEDS IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. LEX GROUP Inc. has launched and is pursuing a national class action on behalf of all Canadian residents who have used the intraunterine contraceptive device known as MIRENA, which device was manufactured, marketed and/or distributed by Bayer Inc. and/or other Bayer companies (hereinafter collectively “Bayer”). MIRENA is a T-shaped contraceptive device that is inserted inside a woman’s uterus.   The present Class Action is concerning migration of the Mirena device and not perforation or embedment of the device.  Migration involves the device leaving the uterus altogether.  Perforation relates to the device making a hole in or piercing the wall of the uterus.  Embedment refers to the device becoming stuck or lodged in the wall of the uterus.  The difference between migration and the other two is important, since we are pursuing claims relating to migration ONLY.  We are NOT pursuing other types of claims regarding the Mirena device.  If migration has occurred, MIRENA must be removed by a healthcare professional, sometimes by means of surgery. Accordingly, if you are using or have used the MIRENA device and may have experienced migration of the device, then you MAY be part of the proposed Class defined by the class action initiated by our office.  Should you be a member of the class defined in this Class Action, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and grant a favorable final judgment in 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 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.
Jul 2013

Lex Group has launched a national class action regarding certain Apple iPhone and iPod Touch models.  For more details, click here.

Jul 2013

The Danone Activia & Danactive National Class Action Settlement has been approved by the Superior Court of Quebec, on behalf of all Canadians. Click here for more details.

Apr 2013

The motion to authorize the class action in this matter was dismissed on October 14, 2015.     LEX GROUP Inc. has launched and is pursuing a national class action against Apple Canada Inc. and Apple, Inc. (hereinafter collectively “Apple”), concerning Apple’s Former Liquid Damage Policy, which was in effect on or before December 31, 2009 for the affected iPhone devices, and on or before June 30, 2010  for the iPod Touch Devices (hereinafter the “Relevant Time Period”). This class action is concerning the following devices: –        iPhone (4Gb, 8Gb, 16Gb); –        iPhone 3G (8Gb and 16Gb); –        iPhone 3Gs (16Gb and 32Gb); –        iPod touch (8Gb,16Gb, and 32Gb); –        iPod touch – 2nd Generation  (8Gb,16Gb, and 32Gb); –        iPod touch – 3rd Generation  (32Gb and 64Gb); (hereinafter the “Class Devices”) It is alleged that during the Relevant Time Period, the Class Devices had been tendered to Apple in Canada for repair or replacement, the whole during the standard one year limited warranty or the extended Apple Care Protection Plan (namely a two (2) year coverage provided by Apple at an additional cost).  It is further alleged that Apple denied to repair or replace said devices under its Former Liquid Damage Policy which provided that if the external Liquid Submersion Indicator located in the headphone jack in all class devices and in the dock-connector housing of the iPhone device had turned from white to either red or pink, Apple would consider this to be a device affected by liquid damage and therefore deny warranty coverage.  However, it is alleged in the proceedings that said external Liquid Submersion Indicators are subject to being triggered by humidity, temperature changes, and for other reasons that do not damage the class devices. Accordingly, if you own or owned one of the Class Devices mentioned above AND you submitted or tendered said device to Apple during the Relevant Time Period mentioned above AND your request for warranty coverage for the repair or replacement was denied due to a triggered external Liquid Submersion Indicator, then you MAY be part of the proposed 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).  We note in this regard that on or about April 10, 2013, a settlement was reached concerning similar class action proceedings in the United States of America (which settlement still requires Court approval by the U.S. Courts). 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 several 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.