Class action against the Société des loteries du Québec (Loto-Québec)

Class action description

On September 26th, 2017, the Superior Court authorized Option consommateurs and the designated person, Denis Dagenais, to initiate a class action against Loto-Quebec on behalf of the following group:

“All persons who have entered a contract with the Defendant to play the  online paying version of Slingo with a number generator since May 30th, 2016”

(NOTICE: the English version of the group description is our translation and has not been approved by the court. Please refer to the French version for the approved group description)

Plaintiff Option consommateurs alleges that Loto-Québec engaged in false or misleading advertising and omitted to inform consumers of material facts concerning Slingo. Plaintiff therefore petitions the Court to:

   Condemn the defendant to pay:

   A sum equivalent to the total amount spent by members by betting on Big Money Slingo, minus the total amount awarded by Defendant to members who won.

   Punitive damages of which the amount is to be determined.

Group description

All persons who have entered a contract with the Defendant to play the  online paying version of Slingo with a number generator since May 30th, 2016.

(NOTICE: the English version of the group description is our translation and has not been approved by the court. Please refer to the French version for the approved group description)

Chronology

2016-11-10 : Filling of the Motion for Authorization to Initiate a Class Action

2017-09-26 : Authorization of the Class Action

Normand Painchaud
Lawyers assigned to the dossier
Giacomo Zucchi
Lawyers assigned to the dossier

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