B.C. Courtroom rejects WestJet’s attraction of class-action certification about baggage charges | Globalnews.ca

B.C. Court rejects WestJet’s appeal of class-action certification about baggage fees  | Globalnews.ca

2022-01-25 08:20:48

The B.C. Courtroom of Attraction has dismissed WestJet’s efforts to overturn the certification of a class-action lawsuit on baggage charges.

The Calgary-based airline is alleged to have, between September 2014 and March 2019, revealed two costs for checked baggage, one which was free after which charged passengers one other that was increased.

WestJet finally amended wording in its home tariff to take away that one checked bag might be free.

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B.C. Courtroom of Attraction guidelines in opposition to WestJet attraction to throw out proposed class-action lawsuit

The category motion based mostly in contract legislation, unjust enrichment, and a double-ticketing offence underneath the federal Competitors Act was licensed in January 2021.

WestJet Airways Ltd. and WestJet Encore Ltd. challenged certification regarding the declare underneath the Competitors Act, not certification of the category usually.

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In a ruling launched Friday, Justice Robert Bauman wrote that the plaintiffs’ efforts are usually not “sure to fail” as a result of the that means behind the alleged offence has not been “considerably developed.”

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