The proportion of this amount attributable to the 8 class actions that are the subject of the present notice is $3,104,841.30.
This amount was determined in proportion to the number of people affected by the 8 class actions mentioned in this notice, compared to the total number of people affected by the 16 class actions that are the subject of the Agreement.
How will the indemnity be shared?
With the approval of the Superior Court, several amounts will first be deducted from the sum of $ 3,104,841.30 in order to determine the compensation that will be shared between the members of the groups covered by this notice, namely:
- The fees and disbursements of MMGC lawyers to be approved by the Court;
- Administration and distribution costs of indemnities to group members by MMGC;
- Payment of amounts due to the Fonds d’aide aux actions collectives, as provided for by applicable law.
The costs of administering and distributing benefits to class members are estimated at $ 25,000 plus applicable taxes.
As regards the legal fees that MMGC will ask the Court to approve, they correspond, in accordance with the fee agreements concluded between the plaintiffs, to the hours actually worked by the lawyers as of March 1, 2021, corresponding to 463 759,25$ plus taxes. MMGC will also ask the Court to approve the payment of fees and disbursements of $ 10,000, plus applicable taxes, to cover all costs that will be disbursed by MMGC until the full conclusion of the settlement process.
In addition, under the applicable laws and regulations, MMGC must reimburse to the Fonds d’aide aux actions collective the financial assistance that the latter has paid to carry out the 8 class actions and remit to the Fonds a percentage of each individual claim sent by the members of the group.
How will the indemnity be distributed?
You will first need to complete a complaint form which will be available on the MMGC website (https://www.mmgc.quebec/) in order to allow us to identify you.
Depending on whether you are in one of the following situations, you will also need to attach documents to your complaint: