On January 10, 2012, Mr. Claude Gagnon filed an application for authorization to institute a class action and to act as a representative against Bell Expressvu concerning the imposition since June 1, 2010 of an annual interest rate 42.58% on balances paid after the due date.
On September 30, 2013, Ms. Juliette Larouche filed an amended application for authorization to institute a class action and to act as representative against Bell ExpressVu. On December 19, 2013, the Honorable Judge Sylvie Devito, j.c.s. authorized the exercise of the class action.
“All natural persons and all legal persons under private law, companies or associations, counting at any time during the 12-month period preceding January 10, 2012 under their direction or under their control no more than 50 persons who are linked to them by a contract of employment, who at some point since June 1, 2010, subscribed to Bell Canada’s Bell Expressvu or Bell Fibe TV satellite television services in Quebec and who paid late fees on the amount of at least an invoice issued by the Respondents under one of the following contracts: Residential Customer Contract; Business Subscriber Contract; and Bell Fibe TV – Consumer Service Contract – Terms of Service.”
“All natural persons, with the exception of a trader who has entered into a contract with one of the respondents for the purposes of his trade, who at one time or another since June 1, 2010 have subscribed to the service of satellite television from Bell Expressvu or Bell Fibe TV from Bell Canada in Quebec and who paid late payment penalties on the amount of at least one invoice issued by the respondents under one of the following contracts: Contract for residential customers ; Agreement for Commercial Subscribers; and Bell Fibe TV – Consumer Service Contract – Terms of Service. »
Judgment authorizing the exercise of a class action
Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action and Obtain Representative Status Against Bell Expressvu
The class action has been certified and is continuing. No final judgment has been rendered to date.
The exercise of the class action has been authorized.
However, the file has been temporarily suspended, since it raises a question of law to be decided by the Court of Appeal of Quebec in the class action Aka-Trudel c. Bell Canada, C.S.Q. No. 500-06-000529-103.