SETTLEMENT APPROVAL OF THE CTS CLASS ACTION STREETSVILLE PLANT CLOSURE

This website was updated on April 28, 2021

 

Final Approval was granted on March 16, 2021 and the expiration of the period to appeal the Final Approval expired on April 16, 2021.

Please contact Trilogy Class Action Services immediately and provide your Social Insurance Number (SIN) and confirm your current mailing address.

We require your Social Insurance Number (SIN) to be able to issue your Individualized Payment accompanied with the T-4 Slip and to remit the required withholding taxes on your behalf to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

It is imperative that we have your current mailing address and Social Insurance Number (SIN) to be able to send you your Individualized Payment from the Class Action Settlement.

Trilogy Class Actions Services
c/o CTS Class Action Settlement,
117 Queen Street, P.O. Box 1000,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S1J0
Toll Free: (877) 400-1211

The proposed settlement is for a total payment by CTS of $1,047,297.85 (the “Settlement Payment”).

How will I receive a payment?

Cheques will be mailed the week of May 3rd, 2021.

Please do not send banking information. Due to Covid, we will be mailing cheques.

The Claims Administrator shall send to each Class Member their Individualized Payment upon receipt of their Social Insurance Number (SIN) and confirmation their mailing address.

You DO NOT have to complete and submit a Claim Form nor provide supporting documentation to verify your employment at CTS of Canada or CTS Corporation during the Class Period (notice of termination of their employment at any time on or after April 17, 2014 until final closure of this facility).

CTS and Class Counsel have provided the Claims Administrator a list of Class Members listing the individuals' first name, last name, start date, end date, phone number (if available), email address (if available) and mailing address ("Class List") for the implementation of the Distribution and Notice Plan.

Trilogy Class Action Services, as the Court appointed Claims Administrator, was provided a detailed list ("Class List") of Class Members who were employed by CTS of Canada or CTS Corporation the during the Class Period. If your name is on the Class List provided by the Defendant, CTS of Canada or CTS Corporation, you will be considered a member of the Class.

Any failure to communicate on the part of a Class Member will simply result in the Claims Administrator sending payment to such Class Member by cheque to their last known address and engaging in the follow-up steps, if necessary, as outlined in this Distribution and Notice Plan.

HOW WERE THE PAYMENTS CALCULATED?

A detailed explanation for how each payment was calculated will be set out in your individual view claims section in the online claims administration portal.

The Claims Administrator shall provide to Class Members who received their Individualized Payments a T-4 and reporting of remittances of the lump sum deduction applied to the Individualized Payments. It is understood and agreed that the Individualized Payments are to be treated as retiring allowances for which a 10%, 20%, or 30% all-inclusive income tax withholding rate applies depending on the size of the Individualized Payment.

CTS and Cavalluzzo LLP had developed a spreadsheet that uses the results of prior court proceedings and that sets out figures that fairly resolve the outstanding issues. The payments each Class Member will receive were individually determined based on the detailed information available for each Class Member.

Who is included in the proposed settlement?

The class members (“Class Members”) included in the proposed settlement are:

All persons who were employed by one or both of the Defendants at their facility located at 80 Thomas Street, in Streetsville, Ontario who received notice of termination of their employment at any time on or after April 17, 2014 until final closure of this facility.

This Class does not include:

  1. employees who executed a full and final release in favour of the Defendants up to November 30, 2015;
  2. employees who were dismissed for just cause;
  3. employees who were absent due to disability; and,
  4. Ugo Baldassare.

You are a Class Member if you meet this definition.  Estates of Class Members may be eligible. A claim must be filed by the estate executor for any deceased Class Member.

All Class Members will be bound by the proposed settlement and will be covered by the releases in the proposed settlement. 

CTS denied all of these allegations. Many of the allegations were litigated in court and others were left to be dealt with later. After extensive litigation and settlement discussions, the Representative Plaintiffs and CTS have now reached a proposed settlement that provides compensation to eligible employees.


How do I get more information?

We are here to help! If you have any questions or require further information about this class action, please complete this form and submit. We will respond within 24 to 48 hours.

Please see the contact page of this website for contact information for Class Counsel.

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