Court okays class-action suit against Dell Canada
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:42PM EST
TORONTO - A class-action lawsuit against Dell Canada Inc. has been certified by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
The suit was filed on behalf of Canadians who own Dell Inspiron notebook models 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150 or 5160.
The class action seeks compensation from Dell arising from alleged soldering problems in the notebooks.
Lawyer Joel Rochon of the Toronto firm Rochon Genova says the class action covers some 120,000 Canadian consumers.
Rochon says his firm is overwhelmed by the number of people that have come forward.
The court denied Dell's motion to dismiss the class action and require customers with affected notebooks to deal directly with Dell.
None of the allegations raised in the suit have been proven in court.