26 Jan Fiat Door Handles National Class Action
Date of Initial Application: January 26, 2018
LEX GROUP INC. has launched a national class action lawsuit against FCA CANADA INC. (hereinafter “Fiat Canada”), on behalf of all persons in Canada who have purchased and/or leased and/or or own one of the following Fiat vehicles:
- All Fiat 500 models from 2011 onward, including, but not limited to:
- Fiat 500
- Fiat 500C
- Fiat 500L
- Fiat 500X
- Fiat 500 Abarth
(hereinafter collectively the “Fiat Vehicles”)
It is alleged in the action that the Fiat Vehicles have defective car door handles (on both the driver and passenger sides), which frequently jam or break off, thus blocking that car door shut.
This class action alleges that Fiat Canada leased and sold the Fiat Vehicles whereas their car door handles were not adequately designed and/or manufactured, which constitutes an important design defect. Since the car doors are prone to jam shut with little notice, this renders the vehicles unsafe for the occupants, who cannot exit in a timely fashion in case of a emergency or should an accident occur.
Accordingly, if you live in Canada and you have purchased and/or leased and/or own a Fiat vehicle, including without limitation the Fiat 500, Fiat 500C, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X, Fiat 500 Abarth or another Fiat 500 model (all from the years 2011 onward), then you may be part of the proposed Class defined by the class action initiated by our office.
Should you be defined as a member of the class, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court).
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If you wish to be kept informed and/or receive notification of major judgments rendered or notices in this case, please complete the form below. Please note that providing your information in the form below creates no financial obligation for you and it does not create a lawyer/client relationship between yourself and Lex Group Inc. (or any of its attorneys). You will not be charged any fees or costs for signing up to this class action since our firm is only paid on a contingency basis from the potential compensation recovered in this file, if the class action is successful by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court.
Please be advised that the group definition of the people to be included in this class action may be changed or modified in the future by Court decision or by way of amendment filed by our firm. We will not inform you or other members of the public if and when the group definition is changed. It is therefore your sole responsibility to ensure that your own personal rights and recourses are being protected at all times during the course of these proceedings. You may therefore wish to seek independent legal counsel in order to determine whether it would be in your best interest to pursue independent litigation in this matter (or any other matter), and to determine if you can potentially be included in this case if a final judgment is rendered or if a settlement is reached and approved by the Court.
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