Microsoft Is In A Class Action Lawsuit In Canada & You Might Be Able To Claim Money

If you've bought software like Excel or Word in the past few years, this could be for you.
Microsoft : Un recours collectif canadien est lancé et tu pourrais réclamer de l'argent

As of last week, some Canadians have been able to file claims in a class-action lawsuit concerning Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Canada. 

According to the legal document, Microsoft was accused of engaging in "anti-competitive behaviour which has resulted in price increases of their operating systems" since 1988.*

According to a breakdown of the lawsuit, a settlement agreement has been reached between the defendants and the courts of British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. 

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$250 Maximum you can collect without proof*

The totalsettlement amount is $ 409,936,100, after deducting various costs, such as taxes and fees from various law firms. 

To be eligible, you must be a Canadian resident since May 25, 2016, and have purchased a Microsoft license between December 23, 1998, and March 11, 2010.

This includes versions of software produced by Microsoft including Word, Excel, Office (including any updated version) or versions of MS-DOS software or the Windows operating system.

Anyone who has purchased a computer with any of this software included can also file a claim.

This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.

*This article has been updated.