Dollarama reaches $2.5M settlement in class-action suit over pricing

Dollarama reaches $2.5M settlement in class-action suit over pricing

Dollarama customers who purchased a products subject to an eco fee — such as batteries, electronics, light bulbs or toys with batteries — may be eligible to claim a gift card.

The Montreal law firm of LPC Avocats Inc., announced Tuesday that the proposed national settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit about prices advertised and charged by Dollarama for products subject to an Environmental Handling Fee (EHF). It’s subject to court approval in April. 

The plaintiff in the lawsuit alleged that the Montreal-based retailer did not properly display the price of products subject to EHF and charged a total price or EHF higher than displayed or allowed by law.

Dollarama denies any liability or wrongdoing. A hearing on April 9, 2024 will decide whether to approve the settlement before any compensation is provided to class members.

Anyone who purchased a product subject to an EHF from Dollarama in Quebec between Dec. 11, 2019 and July 4, 2023, or elsewhere in Canada between May 29, 2021 to July 4, 2023, could obtain a gift card with a maximum value of $15.00.

To claim a gift card, eligible customers must provide their email address by April 5, 2024. LPC Avocats says no proof of purchase is required.

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