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Toronto law firm files class action suit against Dell..

Posted by gottabkd on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

In a class action suite filed in Toronto, a law firm is taking Dell to court. As quoted from CBC, it is intended to cover anyone in Canada who owns a Dell Inspron Laptop… see if you qualify….

A Toronto law firm has started a class action suit against Dell Canada, seeking compensation for problems with five versions of the computer company’s Inspiron notebooks.
The claim, disclosed Friday by Rochon Genova LLP, alleges that Dell “was negligent in the design of the notebooks,” so the computers are susceptible to overheating and premature failure of the motherboard.  

The failures “often occur just outside of the standard one-year warranty period,” the lawyers said in a release.

A Dell Canada spokeswoman said the company does not comment on pending litigation.

Thad Griffin, the proposed representative plaintiff, said in the lawyer’s release that the problems could be costly.

“I do not believe that I should be forced to spend hundreds of dollars to fix the defective motherboard when Dell should have known about this problem at the time they initially sold the computer.”

The Inspiron models named in the action are the 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150 and 5160.

A similar U.S. action involving the Inspiron 5150 was recently settled. In that settlement, Dell agreed to provide an extended one-year limited warranty covering certain repairs.

U.S. cases involving the four other models are continuing, Rochon Genova said.

The Canadian claim was filed in Ontario Superior Court of Justice and is intended to cover all Canadian owners of the five Inspiron models.

The litigation is not related to the Dell recall of more than four million laptops last summer. The problem then was Sony Corp. batteries, which in rare cases could overheat, leading to a risk of smoke or fire.

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