A class action suit, filed by the law firm Paquette Gadler Inc., was authorized in mid-July to proceed against the crown corporation Hydro-Quebec. The suit, in the names of Chantal Maltais and Monique Charland, concerns billing problems that have occurred since Hydro-Quebec brought in its new information technology system in 2008.

This is the second class action suit which has been authorized against Hydro-Quebec relating to its billing system. On August 23, 2010, the Superior Court of Quebec authorized a first class action against Hydro-Quebec seeking the recovery of interest and/or administration fees in excess of the 5% annual rate prescribed by law as a result of Hydro-Quebec’s failure to indicate the annual interest rate in its invoices.

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