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CLASS ACTION

Here are some of the current lawsuits for class actions that we are working on:

Takata airbag litigation

Takata airbag litigation

Honda HandsFreeLink Bluetooth defect

Honda HandsFreeLink Bluetooth defect

Volkswagen Diesel emissions scandal

Volkswagen Diesel emissions scandal

Bayer prescription drug fluoroquinlone antibiotic peripheral neuropathy injuries

Bayer prescription drug fluoroquinolone antibiotic peripheral neuropathy injuries

Yahoo data breach

Yahoo data breach

TAKATA AIRBAG CLASS ACTION

Dates filed: November 12 & 25, 2014
Court: Supreme Court of British Columbia
Type of case: Consumer Protection/Product Liability


Garcha & Company have commenced class action proceedings against Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corporation and auto manufacturers Honda and BMW for recalls stemming from defective airbag inflators installed in vehicles, which have caused numerous injuries and fatalities in the United States.

Honda is recalling approximately 700,000 vehicles in Canada relating to the defective Takata airbags and has recalled approximately 20 million vehicles worldwide since 2008, with the majority of them being in the United States.

BMW has recalled approximately 40,000 vehicles in Canada relating to the defective Takata airbags and 1.6 million vehicles worldwide.

Other auto manufacturers, including Chrysler, Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota, have also issued similar defective Takata airbag recalls.

If you own or have owned a vehicle listed below, you may contact our firm by email at ksgarcha@garchalaw.ca or by calling our toll-free phone number: 1-844-878-0444.

The class action proceedings seek to represent anyone who purchased or leased vehicles in British Columbia, which have airbags manufactured by Takata and have been subject to an airbag related recall or warning in Canada, including, but not limited to, the following Honda and BMW vehicles:

2001-2007 Honda Accord
2003-2010 Honda Element
2006 Honda Ridgeline
2002 Acura CL
2001-2005 Honda Civic
2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
2003-2006 Acura MDX
2002-2006 Honda CR-V
2003-2007 Honda Pilot
2002-2003 Acura TL
2001-2006 3 Series Sedan, Coupe, Sports Wagon, Convertible and BMW M3

The New York Times has reported numerous injuries and deaths in the United States linked to the defective Takata airbags and that Honda and Takata allegedly knew about the defective airbag inflators in 2004 but failed to notify government safety regulators.

Representatives of Takata, Honda, and BMW have all appeared before United States Senate and/or Congressional committee hearings investigating the defective airbags and have been the subject of certain orders issued by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration for the production of information and documentation relating to the airbag probe.

If you own a vehicle manufactured by Chrysler, Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and/or Toyota, which has been the subject of a defective Takata airbag recall, you may contact us for further information.

ACHTYMICHUK VS. BAYER INC., JANSSEN INC. ET AL

This proposed class proceeding involves the prescription, Ciprofloxacin (“Cipro”), Moxifloxacin (“Avelox”), and Levofloxacin (“Levaquin”), known as fluoroquinolone antibiotics, used to treat certain types of bacterial infections in adults, such as respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin infections.

The Plaintiff and the proposed class members allege that Cipro, Avelox, and/or Levaquin are defective, dangerous to human health, unfit, and/or unsuitable to be marketed and sold to treat infections for which they are not required and lacked proper warnings and directions as to the dangers associated with all of their uses.

This proposed class proceeding involves the purchase and/or lease of 2004 to 2017 Acura vehicles containing a defective hands-free link cellular phone system causing a parasitic drain or draw on the vehicle’s battery and electrical system resulting in a reduced value of the vehicle and endangering drivers by shutting down moving cars.

GILL VS. YAHOO! CANADA CO. ET AL

This proposed class proceeding is brought on behalf of the Plaintiff and British Columbia resident persons who were or are account holders of the Defendant, Yahoo, and whose personal and/or financial information was accessed, compromised, and/or stolen from the Defendant, Yahoo, following data breaches by unauthorized third parties.

1006123 BC LTD. DBA BLITZKREIG VS. VOLKSWAGEN ET AL

This proposed class proceeding was brought on behalf of members of a class consisting of the Plaintiff and all British Columbia resident persons who purchased and/or entered into a lease for certain Volkswagen vehicles which contained a defeat software device that provided false and inaccurate emission readings.

NYDEN VS. ROBERT BOSCH INC.

This proposed class proceeding involves the deliberate use of a defeat software device developed and designed by the Defendant, Robert Bosch Inc., to give false vehicle emission test readings and deceive government regulators in certain Volkswagen and Audi diesel engine vehicles.

CREMA V. APPLE INC., ET AL.

British Columbia Supreme Court Action No. S188008

This proposed class proceeding concerns allegations relating to the defective performance of certain Apple iPhones after installation or downloading of certain updated operating software which was intended to slow down the performance of the smartphone.

KILLORAN V. HYUNDAI AUTO CANADA CORP, KIA CANADA, ET AL.

British Columbia Supreme Court Action No. S194327

The within proposed class proceeding arises out of the Defendants failure to disclose or remedy defects of design and/or manufacturing that can cause the engines of certain of their vehicles to suddenly stall or to spontaneously burst into flames while in operation so as to create a serious safety hazard.

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EZEKIEL V. FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF CANADA LTD, ET AL.

British Columbia Supreme Court Action No. S1913357

The within proposed class proceeding arises out of the Defendants misrepresentation of the fuel efficiency of certain of its vehicles.

ATWAL V. DENSO CORP., ET AL.

British Columbia Supreme Court Action No. S205494

The within proposed class proceeding concerns a defective fuel pump manufactured and supplied by the Defendant, Denso, in certain Affected Class Vehicles of the Defendants, Honda and Toyota, which cause the vehicles to stall lose engine power and/or shut down while in operation, exposing vehicle occupants to serious risk of bodily injury or harm.

DUSANJH V. AUDI AG, ET AL.

British Columbia Supreme Court Action No. S207957

The within proposed class proceeding arises out of the Defendants failure to disclose or remedy serious defects of design and/or manufacturing with respect to the automatic Start/Stop system in their Audi vehicles that can cause loss of braking and steering power before a vehicle has come to a complete stop and delayed steering, braking and acceleration when the vehicle attempts to resume motion.

GILL V. CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORP., ET AL.

British Columbia Supreme Court Action No. S198696

This is a proposed class proceeding brought on behalf of the Plaintiff and all persons resident in Canada whose personal and/or financial information was accessed, compromised and/or stolen from the Defendants computer system following a data breach by unauthorized third persons.

DHAMRAIT V. MCGRAW-HILL GLOBAL EDUCATION HOLDINGS, LLC ET AL.

Supreme Court of British Columbia, Action No. S-208978 Vancouver Registry

The within proposed class proceedings arises out of an alleged conspiracy by the Defendants, global education publishers, to restrain trade and competition in the North American post-secondary education textbook and course materials market by collectively designing and agreeing on a plan to force upon the market a product that must be purchased anew from them by every university or college student every single semester, and which purchases can only be made from affiliated retailers and/or directly from the university or college pursuant to contractual agreement, thereby eliminating all substitute products and/or other retail competitors, including the secondary market for post-secondary education course materials, resulting in an anti-competitive overcharge.

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