Class action against Videotron authorized
The courts have authorized a class action lawsuit on behalf of Videotron cable TV subscribers.
The class action centres on a fee to support local programming. Unlike other companies, Videotron has been applying the percentage fee to customers' monthly bills without taking into account that some clients enjoy discounts and the fee should therefore be smaller for them.
The other companies apply the percentage fee after any discounts are factored in.
The law firm handling the class action estimates that Videotron's policy could mean a settlement of four to six million dollars for overcharged customers.