Settlements have been reached in the Canadian DRAM national class actions, totaling over $79 million.

Administration Updates

$20 Claims
Over 880,000 claims for the $20 simplified benefit have now been approved and cheques were mailed out to those claimants on December 11, 2015.

The claims administrator has also sent emails to some people whose claims were not approved, or who needed to send more information. If you have sent more information to the claims administrator but not received a second email saying your claim is approved, you are still eligible but your cheque will not be mailed in 2015. There will be another email from the claims administrator with more information.

If you did not send in more information when asked, or if you received an email saying that your claim had not been approved, you will not be receiving any money.

All Other Claims (Standard Claims)
We have received the Courts' approval to distribute payments to all approved Standard Claims.

All approved Standard Claims will be mailed compensation on July 13, 2016. Please note it can take Canada Post up to thirteen (13) business days to deliver mail within Canada.

We appreciate your patience,
Claims Administrator
July 13, 2016

What is DRAM and who can get money from the settlements?

Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a form of computer memory that is contained in computers and many other electronic devices.

You (individuals, businesses and governmental entities) can get money from the settlements if you bought DRAM or electronic devices containing DRAM between April 1, 1999 and June 30, 2002. Products that qualify include:

  • computers (laptops or desktops)
  • printers
  • memory modules
  • graphics cards
  • video game consoles
  • DVD players
  • personal digital assistants (PDAs)
  • MP3 players
  • personal video recorder (PVR)/TiVo/digital video recorders
  • servers
  • computer based point of sale systems
  • all other products that contain DRAM

You can read the frequently asked questions or the Notice of Settlement Approval for more information.

Who are the lawyers?

Harrison Pensa LLP

Sutts, Strosberg LLP

Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman

Belleau Lapointe s.e.n.c.r.l.