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Case settled


In September 2002, Mr. Dominic Desbiens and Mr. Michel Tardif served Hyundai Motor America («Hyundai») with a Motion for the Authorization of a Class Action. In their Motion, Mr. Desbiens and Mr. Tardif alleged inter alia that Hyundai falsely represented the horsepower of some of its vehicles distributed in Canada. On April 15, 2004, Justice Luc Lefebvre, j.s.c., authorized the class action and appointed Mr. Desbiens and Mr. Tardif as the class representatives. As the file was ready for trial, a settlement was reached.

In January 2007, the Honourable Kirkland Casgrain, j.s.c., approved the settlement. The settlement agreement is common with the Kia file. In total, in accordance with this settlement agreement, Hyundai and Kia committed to pay more than $7,000,000.

Since the period to file claims has expired, this case is now closed.

This class action is lead jointly by Belleau Lapointe s.e.n.c.r.l. and Trudel & Johnston s.e.n.c.



January 2007

The Superior Court approves the settlement and declares that it is fair and reasonable.

December 2006

An Agreement in principle is reached.

September 2005

The case is inscribed for proof and hearing. The trial will take place from December 4 to 21, 2006.

January 2005

Hyundai files its defence with the Court.

July 2004

A class action is filed with the Superior Court of Quebec against Hyundai.

April 2004

The Superior Court of Quebec authorizes the class action against Hyundai.

September 2002

Filing of Motions for authorization to institute a class action against Hyundai.