Merchant LLP launches Canadian class action against GM for switches


Canadian class-action law firm Merchant Law Group LLP has announced class action litigation in respect of approximately 236,000 General Motors vehicles in Canada related to faulty ignition switches.

A post on the firm’s website this week said it is seeking financial compensation for affected GM vehicle owners or lessees due to the safety defect.

The affected models 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; 2007 Saturn Sky and 2005 to 2006 Pontiac Pursuit.

The suit alleges these vehicles suffered from a design defect which put drivers at risk of the ignition switch moving from the on position to the off position while driving, potentially resulting in a loss of electrical power, loss of power-steering function, loss of electrical brake-assisting or loss of air-bag function.

Merchant Law Group LLP has 12 offices across Canada, with lawyers practising law in six provinces.

Merchant Law Group and Tony Merchant Q.C. are well known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding Winners/HomeSense, various cellular phone fees, BCE Dividends, GM gasket manifolds, hip Implants and many more.