CRT Class Action Lawsuit: Apply for Your $20 Payout

The CRT Class Action Lawsuit

It's official. Courts in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec have approved a class action lawsuit settlement that's worth $49.8 million.

This settlement is open to anyone in Canada including individuals, businesses and government agencies who purchased a CRT TV or monitor between 1995 and 2007.

A CRT, or cathode ray tube, is a display device commonly used in televisions and computer monitors. If you purchased any of the below products, regardless of the manufacturer or brand, in Canada between March 1, 1995 and November 25, 2007, you can receive a minimum $20 payout:

  • CRT televisions
  • CRT computer monitors
  • CRTs for inclusion in televisions or computer monitors

Don't have proof of purchase? That's okay, 1995 is a pretty long time ago now, and everyone in Canada is entitled to make a claim, even without a purchase receipt.

In order to get your $20 minimum payout, you must file a claim form by March 1, 2019.

Payments will be distributed on a proportional basis, based on the value of your claim relative to the value of all approved claims. However, it is expected that all settlement class members with valid claims will receive a minimum $20 payment.

Accurate claims processing takes time and will likely occur via E-transfer approximately one year after the claim deadline, so we're looking at early March 2020 to receive the funds.

Click here for more information and to submit your claim

2 comments

  • kathyherrett

    How can one apply without a computer and e transfers? Like my mom ...and in her box of receipts she probably has every receipt since 79! Anyway to get a claim form sent to her? 

    • DanielleDoiron

      It looks like you're only able to apply online, since that's the only filing option listed. If your mom doesn't have a computer and isn't able to receive e-transfers, you might want to try calling the Claims Administrator at 1-866-537-7270. That number is listed as the place to call if you can't or don't want to receive e-transfers, so there's a chance you might be able to sort everything out over the phone. 

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