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Canada: Law firms go after General Motors for poor handling of ignition switch recall

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General Motors Co. is facing class action lawsuits over its handling of a recall of defective ignition switches in 1.6 million cars worldwide.

Around 235,000 of those cars were sold in Canada, CBC reported. Two Canadian law firms – Merchant Law Group L.L.P. and Sutts, Strosberg L.L.P. – are seeking to represent and compensate Canadians who owned the affected vehicles. Merchant Law Group has filed claims in Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan against the automaker.

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