Astoria Jasper Hotel Class Action

Important Dates

 

 

Summary of Class Members’ legal rights and options at this time

File a Claim
The deadline to file a claim is July 31, 2023.

 

Address & Contact Info Changes

Please promptly notify the Administrator of any changes to your contact information as we use what’s on file to communicate with you. When providing changes, please provide your full name, your claim ID (if applicable), as well as confirm the old contact information and the change requested.

 

WERE YOU A REGISTERED GUEST OR DID YOU ACCOMPANY A REGISTERED GUEST AND STAYED AT A ROOM AT THE ASTORIA HOTEL IN JASPER, ALBERTA, BETWEEN JULY 1, 2015 AND NOVEMBER 3, 2015? If so, you could be affected by a class action lawsuit.

 

In 2015, a Class Action was commenced against George Andrew & Sons Limited, George Andrew, Stephania Andrew and Pam Andrew, owners and operators of the Astoria Hotel in Jasper, Alberta (collectively, the “Defendants”), in respect of a 2015 bed bug infestation occurring at the hotel.

 

By order of the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta granted on November 10, 2022 and filed on December 21, 2022, a settlement agreement between the Plaintiff and the Defendants was approved by the Court (the “Settlement Agreement”). The Settlement Agreement provides that the Defendants will pay $350,000.00, in full and final settlement of all claims of the Class Members (the “Settlement Amount”). The Settlement Amount includes all legal fees, disbursements and taxes. The Court declared the Settlement Agreement, including the Settlement Amount to be fair, reasonable and in the best interests of the Class Members.

 

The settlement is a compromise of disputed claims and is not an admission of liability,

wrongdoing or fault on the part of the Defendants, which has disputed, and continues to dispute,

the allegations advanced in the Class Action.

 

This website contains important information about the class action, and summarizes your rights and options.

 

For additional information, please read the FAQ or view the Notice of Court Approval of Settlement available here.

 

Important Deadlines:

 

  • Claim Deadline: Members of the Class who wish to seek compensation from the Settlement Amount must submit their claim and required documentation postmarked (if applicable) no later than July 31, 2023 (the “Claim Deadline”).

  • The Claim Form is available here.

 

Who is included in the Class?

 

Group 1

 

Class Members who sustained bed bug bites or who had property damaged or destroyed by reason of the presence of bed bugs in the Astoria Hotel and who incurred monetary loss as a result of having to obtain medical care or replace property (“Group 1”)


OR

 

Group 2

 

Class Members who did not sustain bed bug bites or who had property damaged or destroyed, but will attest to:

  1. Believing that the presence of bed bugs at the Astoria Hotel during the Class Period meant that the services they received were less than they had bargained for; AND

  2. Not having previously been offered any refund or other compensation by the Astoria Hotel. (“Group 2”)

 

What are my rights and options?

 

File a Claim
The deadline to file a claim is July 31, 2023.


Who is Class Counsel and how do I get more information?

 

The Court has appointed JSS Barristers LLP to prosecute this class action on behalf of you and other Class Members as “Class Counsel.” You will not be personally charged for the services of these lawyers. If you want to be represented by another lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense.

 

You can get more information at www.JasperHotelClassAction.ca,  or by writing to: Jasper Hotel Class Action, c/o Epiq Class Action Services Canada Inc., P.O. Box 507 STN B, Ottawa ON K1P 5P6, or by email at: info@JasperHotelClassAction.ca.

 

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