Important Update: Decision Letters have been sent to all claimants

The Claims Administrator has completed their review of all claims submitted and decision letters were sent by e-mail or regular mail to all claimants on June 24, 2024.

If you submitted your claim online and have not received your decision letter, we recommend that you check your e-mail junk folder prior to contacting the Claims Administrator. Claims submitted without an e-mail address will be receiving their decision letter through Canada Post. Please allow time for the decision letter to arrive by mail before contacting the Claims Administrator.

Settlement cheques will be sent to all approved claimants following the decision letter review period. More information will be posted here once available.

For more information on decision letters, the process to have your decision letter reconsidered and all other claim or settlement related questions please review the FAQ page.

Case Information

This class action alleged that Ontario Energy Group (“OEG”) and Home Trust Company failed to comply with legal requirements under Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act, 2002.

A settlement of $14,950,000 plus improvements to ongoing lease agreements and the cancellation of up to 225 active Lease Agreements was approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on October 21, 2021.

The claims deadline was August 25, 2022 and the final date to submit a late claim was September 24, 2023. Decision letters have been issued to all claimants. It is no longer possible to submit a late claim.

Claimants selected to receive one of the cancellations have been contacted. No further cancellations will be awarded. The settlement does not otherwise cancel active lease agreements or end payment obligations for individuals who remain in an active lease agreement. For more information about the settlement benefits and how to end an active lease agreement, please visit the FAQ page.

To view a copy of the Settlement Agreement, Distribution Protocol, Updated Buyout Table and other documents, please visit the Documents page.