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Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP (“JSS Barristers”) and Siskinds LLP (“Siskinds”) are Class Counsel in a class action commenced in Alberta against Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC, and Hyundai Motor Company (collectively, “Hyundai”) alleging that the panoramic sunroofs installed in certain vehicles are susceptible to spontaneous shattering. Siskinds’ Québec-based affiliate, Siskinds Desmeules, also filed a similar action on behalf of Québec residents.

The affected vehicles include:

  • 2013-2018 model year Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles;
  • 2013-2018 model year Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles;
  • 2013-2018 model year Hyundai Elantra GT vehicles;
  • 2011-2018 model year Hyundai Sonata vehicles;
  • 2011-2018 model year Hyundai Tucson vehicles; and
  • 2011-2018 model year Hyundai Veloster vehicles

The action seeks to represent all persons in Canada who purchased one of the vehicles listed above.

Developments

The proposed class action is in the early stages of litigation.

The certification motion is scheduled to be heard in Calgary, Alberta on January 15-17, 2020.  At the certification motion, the court will determine whether the litigation is properly prosecuted as a class action.

FAQs

What is a Class Action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.

What does “certification” mean?

Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

Class action lawyers are usually paid on a contingency basis. This means that class counsel are only paid if successful. Class counsel are paid a percentage of any settlement or court award. Class counsel fees are subject to court approval.

Who is affected by the Hyundai Panoramic Sunroof class action?

You are a member of the proposed class if you are a person in Canada who own, owned, lease or leased one of the following vehicles, equipped with a factory-installed or replacement panoramic sunroof:

  • 2013-2018 model year Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles;
  • 2013-2018 model year Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles;
  • 2013-2018 model year Hyundai Elantra GT vehicles;
  • 2011-2018 model year Hyundai Sonata vehicles;
  • 2011-2018 model year Hyundai Tucson vehicles; and
  • 2011-2018 model year Hyundai Veloster vehicles

Can I join the class action?

There are no steps required to “join” the class action. Unless you opt-out (excluded yourself from the class action), assuming you fall within the scope of the class definition, you are automatically included in the class action.

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should:

  1. Keep copies of any invoices, receipts or service records for any repairs performed on your Hyundai panoramic sunroof.
  2. Register to receive updates on this case by filling out the form below.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the Get in Touch form below.

The proposed class action is in the early stages of litigation.

The certification motion is scheduled to be heard in Calgary, Alberta on January 15-17, 2020.  At the certification motion, the court will determine whether the litigation is properly prosecuted as a class action.

What is a Class Action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.

What does “certification” mean?

Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

Class action lawyers are usually paid on a contingency basis. This means that class counsel are only paid if successful. Class counsel are paid a percentage of any settlement or court award. Class counsel fees are subject to court approval.

Who is affected by the Hyundai Panoramic Sunroof class action?

You are a member of the proposed class if you are a person in Canada who own, owned, lease or leased one of the following vehicles, equipped with a factory-installed or replacement panoramic sunroof:

  • 2013-2018 model year Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles;
  • 2013-2018 model year Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles;
  • 2013-2018 model year Hyundai Elantra GT vehicles;
  • 2011-2018 model year Hyundai Sonata vehicles;
  • 2011-2018 model year Hyundai Tucson vehicles; and
  • 2011-2018 model year Hyundai Veloster vehicles

Can I join the class action?

There are no steps required to “join” the class action. Unless you opt-out (excluded yourself from the class action), assuming you fall within the scope of the class definition, you are automatically included in the class action.

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should:

  1. Keep copies of any invoices, receipts or service records for any repairs performed on your Hyundai panoramic sunroof.
  2. Register to receive updates on this case by filling out the form below.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the Get in Touch form below.

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