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On April 10, 2015, class action was initiated in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (the "Ontario Court") on behalf of all persons, entities or organizations residing in Canada who purchased and/or leased a Subject Vehicle, and which is now proceeding as follows - Mira Melien et al., v. Subaru Canada Inc. et al.; Court File No. CV-18-00607848 (the "Ontario Action").
On December 5, 2014, a class action was initiated in the Superior Court of Quebec (the "Quebec Court" and, with the Ontario Court, the "Courts") on behalf of all persons and organizations in Canada who purchased and/or leased a Subject Vehicle - E. Vitoratos and A. Frey v. Takata Corp. et. al., Court File No.: 500-06-000723-144 (the "Quebec Action").
Other proceedings have also been commenced: on June 1, 2015 in Saskatchewan, styled Dale Hall v. Takata Corporation et al., Court File QBG.1284 of2015; and in British Columbia styled Rai v. Takata Corporation et al., Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver Registry No. S148694 ("Other" Actions").
Another action has also been commenced on June 1, 2015 in Saskatchewan, styled Dale Hall v. Takata Corporation et al., Court File QBG.1284 of2015 ("Other Actions").
The Ontario, Quebec, and Other Actions allege that certain automotive companies, including Subaru, manufactured, distributed, or sold certain vehicles containing allegedly defective Takata airbag inflators manufactured by Defendants Takata Corporation and TK Holdings, Inc. that allegedly could, upon deployment, rupture and expel debris or shrapnel into the occupant compartment and/or otherwise affect the airbag's deployment, and that the plaintiffs sustained economic losses as a result thereof.
Subaru denies that it committed any violations of law, engaged in any unlawful act or conduct, or that there is any basis for liability for any of these allegations.
The Quebec Court authorized the Quebec Action as a class action for settlement purposes only and issued related orders on October 3, 2019. The Ontario Court certified the Ontario Action as a class action and issued related orders, including conforming the dates with the Quebec Court on February 25, 2019 and October 3, 2019. To view the Quebec Court’s order, please click here. To view the Ontario Court’s order, please click here.