Consumers won’t need proof of purchase to benefit from one of Canada’s largest class-action settlements
One of the largest class-action settlements in Canada could be worth money in your pocket. And depending on the size of your claim, you may not need to provide proof of purchase. Unlike some other class-action lawsuits that require reams of paperwork, the application process is easy.
The settlement, which is capped at $517 million, amounts to an estimated $400 million for consumers after legal fees and expenses are deducted.
Since the application period opened on Nov. 23, Kovak said, more than 100,000 people in Canada have filed claims. Claims can be filed via a website, ThatSuiteMoney.ca.
The agreement allows consumers in Canada, without receipts, to claim up to $250 for their Microsoft PC software, such as Windows, Office, Word, Excel or MS-DOS, purchased between Dec. 23, 1998 and March 11, 2010.