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.
Maximum you can collect without proof*
settlement 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.