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On October 19, 2018, Siskinds Desmeules, the Quebec firm affiliated to Siskinds LLP, filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Arctic Cat inc., Arctic Cat Sales, inc., Textron inc., Yamaha Corporation, Yamaha Moteur du Canada ltée, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (“the Defendants”)

The proposed action alleges that the Defendants snowmobiles equipped with a 7000 or 1049cc engine contain latent defects. It is alleged that these defects make it impossible or difficult to start the snowmobiles, which may result in repair costs and other damages to the members.

The action seeks to represent all persons in Canada who purchased or leased from the Defendants a snowmobile containing a 7000 or 1049cc engine. The models targeted by the class action are those for the years 2014 to 2018.

Arctic Cat :

  • ZR 7000 LXR
  • ZR 7000 Sno Pro
  • ZR 7000 Limited
  • ZR 7000 El Tigre
  • ZR 7000 RR
  • Pantera 7000
  • Pantera 7000 Limited
  • M 7000 Sno Pro
  • XF 7000 Cross Country
  • XF 7000 Crosstour
  • XF 7000 High Country
  • XF 7000 Limited
  • XF 7000 LXR
  • XF 7000 Sno Pro
  • XF 7000 Cross Country Sno Pro

Yamaha :

  • The Viper series

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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 snowmobiles class action?

You are affected by the class action and are a “member” of the class if you purchased or leased a snowmobile equipped with a 7000 or 1049cc engine, models 2014 to 2018, designed, developed, manufactured, marketed and/or sold by one of the Defendants.

Can I join the class action?

There are no steps required to “join” the class action. Unless you opted-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.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below.

There are no developments to view at this time.

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 snowmobiles class action?

You are affected by the class action and are a “member” of the class if you purchased or leased a snowmobile equipped with a 7000 or 1049cc engine, models 2014 to 2018, designed, developed, manufactured, marketed and/or sold by one of the Defendants.

Can I join the class action?

There are no steps required to “join” the class action. Unless you opted-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.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below.