BRITISH COLUMBIA HOTEL ASSOCIATION AND CLASS ACTION CAPITAL PARTNERSHIP PORTAL

The British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA), has partnered with Class Action Capital, a market leader in class action settlement claim management. Class Action Capital is already successfully working with a very large number of hotels and state associations across North America helping to recover substantial refunds on their behalf from a number of recent class action settlements. The BCHA will now offer these value-added services to its members.

Many hotels do not have the time, resources or relevant data available to file a settlement claim, and Class Action Capital will work with them to submit a fully comprehensive claim recovery, while minimizing the use of their employees’ time, internal resources and the risk of errors when managing claims themselves.

Below are the latest settlement opportunities available for BCHA members.

Settlement Opportunities:

CANADIAN CATHODE RAY TUBE (CRT) CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT – $49,800,000

This lawsuit alleges the Defendants conspired to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of Cathode Ray Tube Products resulting in overcharges to consumers who bought CRT Products such as Television and Computer Monitors.

Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Products means Cathode Ray Tubes of any type (e.g. color display tubes, color picture tubes, and monochrome display tubes) and finished products, which contain Cathode Ray Tubes, such as Televisions and Computer Monitors. This technology has largely been replaced by flat-panel, LCD and plasma technology. Your company is likely eligible if it purchased a CRT Product (TV or Computer Monitor) made by Defendants anytime between March 1,1995 through November 25, 2007.

The alleged defendants and co-conspirators are: Chunghwa, LG, Phillips, Panasonic, Hitachi, Toshiba, Samsung SI, Thomson, TDA, Mitsubishi, IRICO, Thai CRT, Samtel Color, Orion and Videocon.

There is no settlement deadline but expected to be in 2018.

CANADIAN CREDIT CARD SETTLEMENT – $66,530,000 (with more expected)

This lawsuit alleges that Visa and Mastercard conspired with their issuing Banks and Acquirers in setting the amount of interchange fees and imposing rules restricting merchants’ ability to surcharge or refuse high cost Visa and Mastercard credit cards.

Currently there is $66,530,000 in a settlement fund but litigation is still ongoing and we expect that number to increase. The class period is March 23, 2001 through the present and there is no claims filing deadline yet.

Canadian Optical Disk Drive Settlement –

The Optical Disc Drives class action alleges that the defendants unlawfully conspired to fix, increase, and/or maintain the price of Optical Disc Drives sold in North America and elsewhere between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2010.

Settlements have been reached with the following defendants totaling over $9 million:

  • TEAC Corporation, TEAC America, Inc. and TEAC Canada, Ltd. (“TEAC”);
  • NEC Corporation and NEC Canada, Inc. (“NEC”); and
  • Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc. and Hitachi-LG Data Storage Korea, Inc. (“HLDS”). This settlement also releases the defendants, Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Canada, Ltd., Hitachi America Ltd., LG Electronics Inc., LG Electronics Canada, Inc., and LG Electronics USA, Inc.

What are ODD products?

ODD refers to a DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, or COMBO drive manufactured by one or more Defendants or their co conspirators.

Who is Eligible for the Settlement?

You are affected by the class action and are a “member” of the class if you are a person in Canada who between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2010 purchased Optical Disc Drives and/or products containing Optical Disc Drives. Optical Disc Drives are used in consumer products such as desktop computers, mobile/laptop computers, video game consoles, CD players/recorders, DVD players/recorders and Blu-Ray disc players/recorders.

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