Mazda Customers Lose Class Cert. In Defective Door Lock Suit

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT) -- A Canadian appeals court on Monday axed class certification in a suit claiming that Mazda Motor Corp.'s defective door locks allowed vehicle break-ins and that the carmaker had engaged in deceptive marketing by failing to notify customers of the defects quickly.

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia found the putative class wasn't entitled to restitution for the alleged breaches of the Sale of Goods Act and the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority, as Canadian legislators hadn't intended for consumers to sue suppliers for restitution...
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