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Retailer ordered to pay $1 million in punitive damages in class action

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 7:02 AM | By Luis Millan

Leon's Furniture Limited, Canada’s largest discount furniture and appliance retailer, was ordered to pay $2.36 million, including $1 million in punitive damages, to thousands of consumers after the Quebec Superior Court found that it engaged in deceptive advertising and marketing with its popular “buy now, pay later” promotions.

Elise Thériault, Option ConsommateursThe ruling, one of a handful of Quebec class actions that was decided on its merits, represents a convincing victory for consumer rights and serves as a cautionary tale for business that rely on false...