REGINA, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Merchant Law Group LLP commenced a Canada-wide class action today against General Motors, concerning the recent recall of an ignition-switch affecting 1.6 million GM vehicles worldwide and allegedly linked to 13 accidental deaths.
"The ignition switch defect is a widespread problem affecting more than 235,000 General Motors vehicles in Canada. Owners of these GM vehicles are at risk and can experience a sudden unexpected loss of power and engine shut down due to the ignition defect alleged by this class action. Our class action seeks compensation for affected vehicle owners and proper repair of these GM vehicles." stated Tony Merchant, Q.C., earlier today.
In part, this national class action asserts that these GM vehicles suffer from a design defect which puts drivers at risk of the ignition switch disengaging from the "ON" position to the "OFF" position while driving, resulting in:
|a) loss of electrical power,|
|b) loss of power-steering function,|
|c) loss of electrical brake-assisting, and/or|
|d) loss of air-bag function.|
For more information on the GM Ignition Class Action (whether engine shut down has been experienced or not), please visit: https://www.merchantlaw.com/classactions/gmignition.php
GM Models affected by the ignition switch defect include:
|2005 to 2004 Chevrolet Cobalt|
|2006 to 2007 Chevrolet HHR|
|2005 to 2007 Pontiac G5|
|2006 to 2007 Pontiac Solstice|
|2003 to 2007 Saturn Ion|
|2006 to 2007 Saturn Sky|
Merchant Law Group LLP is a leading Canadian class action firm, with 12 offices across Canada from Montreal to Victoria. Merchant Law Group LLP is well known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding GM Gasket Manifolds, Hip Implants, Vioxx, Hollinger, Residential Schools, and various other cases. Tony Merchant is known to be one of Canada's most active litigators with more than 600 reported cases in leading Case Law Journals, having argued thousands of cases before the Canadian and American Courts, in Trial and Administrative Courts, and the Courts of Appeal of various American and Canadian jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Tony Merchant, Q.C., has a long history in pursuing public policy cases and is a former elected Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.)
SOURCE: Merchant Law Group
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