Certification of BC Action
On March 27, 2014, Chief Justice Bauman of the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued reasons for judgment certifying the proceedings commenced in British Columbia as a class proceeding. This means that the BC Action is now officially a “class action” and is brought on behalf of all members of the “Class”.
The Class includes all British Columbia merchants who accepted payments by way of Visa or Mastercard credit cards beginning March 28, 2005 continuing through to the present. All merchants in British Columbia who fit this definition are automatically included as class members and will be bound by the outcome of this litigation, unless they choose to exclude themselves (opt out) within a specified period of time in the future. More information on opting out of the class will be posted on this website at a later date.
Although it is not necessary to “register” to participate in this class action, if you would like to receive direct notification of any future developments and notices approved by the Court, please contact Chelsea Hermanson of Branch MacMaster LLP at firstname.lastname@example.org.