Desjardins Settlement

Welcome to the official Desjardins Settlement Website

Summary of proposed class actions

  • Desjardins has reached an out-of-court settlement with the plaintiffs, who are represented by the law firms Siskinds Desmeules and Kugler Kandestin, in the proposed class actions regarding the breach of personal information announced by Desjardins in 2019. 
  • The settlement agreement is intended to resolve any claim regarding the breach of personal information by obtaining compensation for members of the proposed class actions and providing a release on their behalf to Desjardins.
  • The settlement agreement has been reached and will be submitted to the Superior Court of Québec for approval in 2022 on a date to be determined. To do so, the Court will have to authorize the class action for settlement purposes only. 
  • Members of the proposed class actions do not need to take any action at this stage to be included in the class action or to benefit from the settlement if it is approved.
  • To receive an update when it is time for you to file a claim, you can register your email address by clicking the "Register for Updates" button.   

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Members of the proposed class actions

  • The class includes anyone in Canada affected by the breach of personal information publicly announced by Desjardins on June 20, 2019. 
  • Anyone covered by this definition, including affected former Desjardins members and clients, is automatically considered to be a class member.
Members of the proposed class actions do not need to take any action at this stage to be included in the class action or to benefit from the settlement if it is approved.

Key dates

There are still several steps before final approval of the settlement and the start of the claims period:

  • The Superior Court of Québec will hold a hearing on the Pre-Approval Application on a date to be determined in 2022.
  • The Court will rule on the Pre-Approval Application.
  • If approved by the Court, the notice of the settlement approval hearing will be sent to Desjardins members and clients affected by the breach directly on AccèsD and published in newspapers.
  • After the publication of this notice, members will have the opportunity to opt-out of the proposed class actions and the settlement, in which case they will not benefit from the settlement if it is approved.
  • The court will hold a hearing on the application for approval of the settlement on a date to be determined in 2022.
  • The court will issue a judgment on the application to approve the settlement.
  • If approved by the Court, the notice explaining the settlement to Desjardins members and clients affected by the breach will be sent by AccèsD and by mail, and will be published in select newspapers across Canada.
  • Start of the claim period.