The Supreme Court of Canada rejects General Motors' request for permission to appeal the case over corrosion problems on GM minivans

    MONTREAL, June 12 /CNW Telbec/ - On June 11, 2009 the Supreme Court of
Canada rejected General Motors' request for permission to appeal a class
action undertaken by the Automobile Protection Association (APA) on behalf of
owners of 1997-2004 Chevrolet Venture, Oldsmobile Silhouette, and Pontiac
TransSport and Montana minivans experiencing corrosion and/or paint chipping
    Mr.Stéphane Vermette and the APA filed the class action in 2004, seeking
damages for repairs to the defective minivans. Authorization for the class
action to proceed was granted by the Quebec Court of Appeal in September 2008.
General Motors subsequently appealed to the Supreme Court seeking to reverse
the decision of the Court of Appeal.
    Pursuant to the response from the Supreme Court of Canada, the case has
been returned to the Superior Court of Quebec for a trial.

For further information:

For further information: George Iny, President of the APA, (514)
273-1662 (APA), (514) 867-1662; Me Guy Paquette, PAQUETTE GADLER INC., (514)
985-7071; Me Karine St-Louis, PAQUETTE GADLER INC., (514) 985-7085

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