The result of this case has been ten years in the making.
Bell’s decade-long 911 Class Action lawsuit is nearing its end and what was once estimated to be a payout between $3 to $5 million CAD is just above $1 million CAD.
According to the court filing, Bell has offered a settlement for an “all-inclusive sum of $1,016,336.57 including interest and court costs.” The plaintiffs, James and Samuel Anderson, have suggested those involved in the case take the settlement and that it is “fair and reasonable.”
“It’s taken a lot longer than it needed to do, although we were in it for the long term,” said Anderson in an interview with the CBC. “Had I known that Bell would appeal every step I might have thought differently. But it was the right thing to do.”
The fine print in the legal document notes, “Each customer of Bell Mobility will get their share of the Settlement Amount, after deduction of Class Counsel Fees and the Stipend, either by way of a credit on their monthly bill if they are still a Bell Mobility customer or, if not, by refund cheque to their last known address. Any refund not cashed within six (6) months will be paid out to Stanton Territorial Health Authority.”