New Canada-wide Class Action Launched in Court Today
VANCOUVER, July 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Merchant Law Group LLP, from its ten offices across Canada, is launching national class action litigation against Fiat Chrysler regarding the massive Fiat Chrysler vehicle recall.
The Quebec claim was filed today with the Court in Montreal and similar lawsuits are being filed Canada-wide by Merchant Law Group lawyers in the coming days.
"The $105,000,000 fine imposed this week by the United States Government, the consent agreement by Fiat Chrysler and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding recall/repurchase of vehicles, and other protections for American vehicle owners, are of no benefit for the Canadian vehicle owners who are being left out in the cold" said Tony Merchant Q.C.
"With approximately 50,000 affected Ram Trucks and 150,000 affected Jeeps in Canada, if the US 'buy back order' is made by Canadian courts, Canadian Chrysler vehicle owners will be owed billions, since the average value of the vehicles subject to the US recall is US$20,000."
"The Canadian Government once again is not on top of protecting consumers and Canadian vehicle owners face the prospect of Americans being protected, both in terms of safety and financial loss, while on this side of the border people driving exactly the same vehicles get no protection." said Mr. Merchant.
"Our clients were personally endangered," said Mr. Merchant. "As well as safety issues, the value of all affected Jeep and Chrysler vehicles is diminished, in circumstances where in response to request for repairs or concerns by vehicle owners were deceived by employees of the Defendants who had no real solutions to the design flaws, as outlined in the class action litigation."
A list of the affected vehicles is available at:
Any Canadians who own one of the affected vehicles from the above list may provide their contact information thru the same website.
SOURCE Merchant Law Group
For further information: For media seeking actuality or comment, please call Tony Merchant, Q.C. at 888-567-7777.; For French media inquiries, please contact our Montréal office at 514-248-7777.