Class actions initiated in Ontario and Québec have concluded with settlements totaling $7,535,000.
The class actions concern all Canadians who purchased certain major brand-name gas-powered lawn mowers labelled at 30 horsepower or less between Jan. 1, 1994 and Dec. 31, 2012 which were manufactured or labelled by the defendants.
It is alleged the defendants agreed to manipulate horsepower labelling on certain lawn mowers during this time. The defendants deny the allegations and they have not been proven in court.
There is an online claims process for lawn mower purchasers to claim between $15 and $55 per qualifying lawn mower. See the ‘Settlement Website’ for the ranges of compensation available depending on the information provided and the horsepower of the lawn mowers purchased.
For more information regarding the claims process, including more details about the levels of compensation and acceptable documentary proof, see the court-approved Distribution Protocol which is posted on the ‘Settlement Website’ www.lawnmowersettlement.ca. Claims must be submitted by May 22, 2019.