The Quebec Superior Court has granted the group handling claims related to a $26 million class-action lawsuit against Rogers Communications Inc. permission to target thousands more people who may be eligible for damages through Facebook ads. The group is tasked with the goal of compensating mobile customers who were charged abusive fees for terminating their contracts early. The class-action started several years ago after Rogers charged hefty fees to customers who left their contracts early, according to court documents, but almost 80,000 affected former customers are believed to have not yet filed claims. In 2014, Rogers was ordered to reimburse customers who paid the “early termination fee” between February 2008 and June 2013. The court also ordered that people be informed of the plan to pay out compensation. It has now granted claims administrator Collectiva permission to try to reach a portion of the 80,000 former customers it believes may still be eligible for compensation, according to a March 12 decision. Using pre-approved graphics, Collectiva is running an ad campaign on Facebook targeting people with accounts connected to mobile numbers that were also connected to applicable Rogers contracts. In addition to the Facebook effort and a media campaign launched last month, there is also a plan put in place to send texts to more than 20,000 mobile numbers. Court documents say following the first mass text sent out February 15, Collectiva received 1,859 complaints online. From February 1 to March 5, it got 7,531 complaints. Those who are compensated get $42.70, $102.86, or $327.91, depending on the service they had if they make a claim by the end of May. With the average payout being about $100, that means about $8 million has yet to be disbursed. The latest court decision says based on the current rate of claims, it’s probable several million dollars will be left by May 31. All unclaimed amounts will be distributed to third parties, according to a February news release on the text campaign.