Dollarama agrees to payout in price display dispute

A Montreal law firm announced last week that it had agreed to a $2.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit against Dollarama. If approved by the courts on April 9, Canadian customers who qualify will be able to apply via email for a $15 Dollarama gift card.

The lawsuit was brought because Dollarama had allegedly mishandled its EHF pricing. EHF means Environmental Handling Fee and it is charged by many retailers on environmentally-hazardous products like batteries. Under Quebec consumer protection law, the full price of an item must be displayed by a retailer. The lawsuit claimed Dollarama did not comply with the law. Dollarama has denied any wrongdoing or illegality.