This class proceeding concerns alleged illegal interest charges in relation to Bell ExpressVu services. When an account goes unpaid for a specified number of days, Bell ExpressVu charges subscribers a fixed late fee together with interest. The Plaintiff alleges that both these charges constitute interest and together exceed the maximum rate permitted by the Criminal Code (an effective annual rate of 60 per cent).
The class of persons that the action represents is detailed in the Certification Order, below. Generally, it is comprised of persons who were charged a late payment fee by Bell ExpressVu and who paid that fee between January 1, 2003 and February 6, 2008.
Koskie Minsky LLP and Doane & Young LLP are representing the Plaintiff in this action.