Settlement of Class Action against Sirius XM Canada Inc.
Superior Court approves Settlement of Class Action against Sirius XM Canada Inc.
Kugler Kandestin is pleased to announce that on November 7, 2023, the Superior Court rendered a Judgment approving a $22 million settlement in the class action against Sirius XM Canada Inc (“SXM”).
This settlement benefits all persons who meet the following definition of the Class:
“All persons in Quebec who entered into subscription contracts for satellite radio or Internet radio services provided by Sirius XM Canada Inc. and whose subscription fees were unilaterally increased by Sirius XM Canada Inc. since September 1, 2013 without sufficient notice.”
This settlement allows for compensation for anyone whose subscription fees were increased between September 1, 2013 and September 22, 2018, even if they are no longer subscribed to SXM today.
No action on the class members’ part is necessary to become a member of this class action or to receive compensation.By December 19, 2023, Class members will receive a notice from SXM informing them of the amount of compensation they are entitled to receive, as calculated by the experts based on the alleged unilateral increases in their subscription fees charged by SXM between September 1, 2013 and September 22, 2018.
This amount will be paid to Class members by March 15, 2024.
The notice will also invite members to contact the claims administrator, RicePoint, if necessary, to correct or validate certain information, such as member address and preferred payment method, etc.
If you have any questions, you can always contact us, Class Counsel, by mail, e-mail or telephone.
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Class Action Settlement to be Submitted for Court Approval November 3, 2023
We are pleased to report that on the eve of trial, the parties to this class action concluded an out-of-Court settlement. Under the settlement, Sirius XM Canada Inc. will pay $22 million plus various expert costs, notice costs and claims administration costs.
The settlement must be approved by the Superior Court in order to be valid. On November 3, 2023, the parties will seek approval of the settlement, which they strongly recommend. If the settlement is approved, individuals who meet the definition of the Class set out below will receive compensation without the necessity of submitting a claim:
“All persons in Quebec who entered into subscription contracts for satellite or internet radio services provided by Sirius XM Canada inc. and whose subscription fees were unilaterally increased by Sirius XM Canada inc. since September 1, 2013 without proper notice.”
The settlement was entered into by Sirius XM Canada Inc. without admission of fault, wrongdoing or liability.
To consult the Notice of Settlement Approval Hearing and your rights in regard to the hearing, click here.
By judgment dated March 27, 2018, the Superior Court of Quebec authorized the institution of a class action against Sirius XM Canada inc. (“Sirius XM”) on behalf of Quebec consumers of the satellite radio and internet service provider.
Sirius XM’s permission to appeal the authorization judgment was denied by judgment dated June 15, 2018.
Following the authorization judgment, a class action lawsuit was filed alleging that Sirius XM illegally increased users’ subscription fees without proper notice, in breach of the Consumer Protection Act. The class action seeks the reimbursement of the unlawful increases in fees between September 1, 2013 and September 22, 2018, in addition to punitive and exemplary damages.
Union des consommateurs, a not-for-profit association dedicated to the protection and promotion of the rights of Quebec consumers, obtained the status of representative of the class.
If you are, or have ever been, a subscriber of Sirius XM at any time between September 1, 2013 and September 22, 2018, Sirius XM likely increased your subscription fees in a manner that we consider to be unlawful. We would be pleased to discuss your situation with you, free of charge, in order to inform you of your rights in this matter. You may communicate with Robert Kugler orPierre Boivin, the attorneys responsible for this class action, at 514-878-2861, or at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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