The Superior Court of Quebec had authorized in January 2019 a Quebec consumer, Mr. Albert Hadida, to bring a class action against Nissan Canada inc., Nissan North America inc. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. He is represented in this case by Me Joey zukran.
Me Zukran reached an out-of-court agreement with Nissan Canada, represented by Mes Kristian brabander and Catherine martin from McCarthy Tétrault. The parties agreed to settle the class action without prejudice or admission through give-and-take.
“The parties negotiated and ultimately agreed to the settlement after lawyers for all parties thoroughly assessed the facts and law relating to this case, and took into account various factors such as the favorable outcome obtained, the charges and the costs of the trial, as well as the risk and uncertainty of the litigation, ”the statement said.
The proposed settlement agreement provides for a maximum total settlement of $ 1.8 million, from which class members have the option of claiming up to $ 70 by wire transfer or check, or up to $ 115 in credit to use in any Nissan dealership in Quebec within five years.
On Tuesday, the Superior Court set the settlement approval hearing for March 25 and ordered the parties to notify the class members.
A fault in the springs
2007-2012 Nissan Versa cars have been alleged to suffer from a defect in their coil springs. Mr. Hadida was asking the Superior Court to determine whether the vehicles suffered from a defect, whether Nissan had made false or misleading statements to consumers and whether Nissan had committed a fault in carrying out the Vehicle Recall program.
Nissan completely denies any fault or responsibility, “however its priority in settling this issue is to ensure customer satisfaction and demonstrate confidence in its vehicles,” said the press release.