Slater Vecchio LLP has filed class-action lawsuits in British Columbia and Quebec on behalf of individuals who purchased eyewear manufactured and sold by Luxottica.
The business practices for which Luxottica was fined by the French Competition Authority are actions that this lawsuit alleges also breach Canada’s Competition Act as well as provincial consumer protection legislation.
Retail stores owned by Luxottica include Sunglass Hut, LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical and glasses.com.
Luxottica’s eyewear brands include Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Ray-Ban, Arnette, Oakley and Alain Mikli.
Luxottica’s licensed eyewear brands include Armani Exchange, Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Chanel, BVLGARI, DKNY, Dolce + Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, MIU MIU, Paul Smith, Tiffany & Co., Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Prada Eyewear, Starck Eyes, Tory Burch and Versace.
The purpose of these lawsuits is to compel Luxottica to compensate Canadian consumers who have been overcharged for eyewear due to the company’s unfair pricing practices.
A class action is a vehicle through which a group of individuals who have suffered a loss can receive compensation from those responsible for that loss.
These class actions are brought on behalf of Canadians who have purchased eyewear manufactured or sold by Luxottica between March 12, 2010, to the present. Individuals who purchased these products are part of the group of proposed “Class Members”. If the action is certified/authorized, individuals who match the criteria of a Class Member defined by the Court do not need to do anything to formally become Class Members as they are automatically represented by the lawsuit.
Proposed Class Members should locate any receipts demonstrating that they purchased eyewear from Luxottica’s retail stores or brands.
If you purchased eyewear manufactured or sold by Luxottica or want to know more about this class action, we invite you to submit your information through the “Contact Form” on this webpage and a representative from Slater Vecchio LLP will reach out to you.