A successful compromise settlement was been reached with GM, although liability was not admitted by GM. The settlement was announced publicly in mid-2008 and notice was given to potential Canadian class members by way of a court-approved Public Notice Program, which included various newspaper advertising. The deadline for GM vehicle owners to apply for compensation was April 30, 2009.
More information concerning the terms of this concluded settlement may be available from the Settlement Administrator:
GM Settlement Claims Administrator
c/o Crawford Class Action Services
3 – 505, 133 Weber St. N.
Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 3G9
Toll free: 1 866-640-9989
Merchant Law Group LLP has 10 offices across Canada, with lawyers practising law in six provinces and an American state. Tony Merchant, Q.C., and his firm are well known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding Complete Contact Lens Solution,Winners/HomeSense, Various Cellular Phone Fees, BCE Dividends, GM Gasket Manifolds, Hip Implants, Lead Paint in Toys (and similar consumer products), Maple Leaf, Celebrex/Bextra, Vioxx, Sony, Residential Schools and various other cases. Tony Merchant, Q.C. is known to be one of Canada’s most active litigators with more than 600 reported cases in leading Caselaw 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 Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.)