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Crawley v. Avon Canada Inc.

December 22, 2020

Post-Retirement Benefits Class Action

What this class action is about:

This class action concerns the termination of post-retirement benefits for Canadian retirees who worked for Avon Canada Inc.

Class members worked for Avon for years in order to earn post-retirement benefits, which Avon promised would be available at retirement. However, Avon has announced that effective January 1, 2020, it will terminate all post-retirement benefits for Canadian retirees.

The plaintiffs are bringing this lawsuit on behalf of all retirees to seek a court order to direct Avon to continue the post-retirement benefits or make an award of damages. This lawsuit does not concern a registered pension plan.

Read the Statement of Claim.

Updates

December 22, 2020:  Plaintiffs serve motion material

The plaintiffs’ motion record in support of the certification hearing has now been served on the defendants. The motion record is the written evidence the plaintiffs will use at the court hearing to support this case becoming a class action.  You can read the plaintiffs’ motion record here.

The next step is for the defendants to serve their responding motion record, which will be the written evidence the defendants will use at the certification hearing. That record will be posted here when it is served on the plaintiffs.

Le dossier de requête des demandeurs à l’appui de la motion en certification a maintenant été signifié aux défendeurs. Le dossier de requête est la preuve écrite que les demandeurs utiliseront lors de l’audience à l’appui de sa demande pour que cette affaire devienne un recours collectif. Vous pouvez lire le dossier de requête des demandeurs ici.

Pour la prochaine étape, les défendeurs doivent signifier leur dossier de réponse, qui sera la preuve écrite que les défendeurs utiliseront lors de l’audience de la motion en certification.

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If you believe you are an Avon retiree impacted by the cancellation of post-retirement benefits, please contact Tanya Atherfold-Desilva.

 

Lawyers

Charles Sinclair, Jody Brown, Joshua Mandryk

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Pension & Benefits Law