Class Action

Luxottica Anti-Competitive Pricing Class Action Lawsuit - Canada

This class action lawsuit alleges that eyewear manufacturer Luxottica has been charging unfair prices for eyewear due to Luxottica’s licensing agreements with retail fashion houses. In July of 2021, Luxottica was fined €125 million by the French Competition Authority for engaging in these unfair practices which were deemed to be anti-competitive and harmful to consumers.
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What is this lawsuit about?

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

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.

What is a Class Action?

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.

Who does this Class Action represent?

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.

What should proposed Class Members do now?

Proposed Class Members should locate any receipts demonstrating that they purchased eyewear from Luxottica’s retail stores or brands.

Contact Slater Vecchio LLP

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.

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