Class Actions / Litigation
Rogers (Home Phone)
The law offices of Juroviesky LLP have filed a class action lawsuit in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Rogers Communications.
The suit claims compensation for customers of Rogers Communications that were wrongfully charged for minutes on their residential long distance plans that were wrongly rounded to the next minute, thus misrepresenting to the customer the monthly minute usage allotment.
Juroviesky LLP are seeking to pursue statutory and common law remedies against the Defendant for breach of the Consumer Protection Act, and Breach of Contract.
New: Important Notice of Fairness Hearing regarding the Proposed Settlement
A proposed Class Proceeding was commenced in Ontario (Court File No. CV-O8-00360887 CP) alleging that Rogers was unclear in describing that it charges for long distance services on a per minute basis and not on a per second basis. For example, customers are charged a full minute for a call that is under thirty seconds.
Rogers disputes the allegations in the Class Proceeding. However, in recognition of our important relationship with our subscribers and the cost of litigation, Rogers has agreed to settle the Class Proceeding.
All persons who are currently, or were previously, subscribers to Rogers Home Phone Long Distance services are part of the proposed Class of persons to whom the Settlement Agreement applies. Under the Settlement Agreement, Rogers will provide all of its current Home Phone Long Distance subscribers whose accounts are in good standing, including small office and home office subscribers, with two free days of long distance calling anywhere in Canada (the "Call Days"). This offer does not apply to long distance calling from wireless devices or any International calls. As former Rogers Home Phone Long Distance subscribers will not be able to take advantage of the Call Days, Rogers will make a charitable donation of S 100,000 to the Law Foundation of Ontario's Access to Justice Fund in lieu of making a payment to those former subscribers. For more information on the Fund, please visit www.lawfoundation.on.ca/atjf. Finally, as part of the settlement the lawyers representing the Class, Juroviesky LLP, will receive S 100,000 in compensation for their fees and expenses.
There will be a fairness hearing before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on November 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m at 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario. At the fairness hearing, the court will decide whether to approve the proposed settlement. All members of the Class are entitled to participate in and make submissions at the fairness hearing. If you wish to participate in the fairness hearing, please contact the lawyers representing the Class, Juroviesky LLP at 416.481.0718 or visit www.jrclassactions.com.