Class action suit against Canon
It seems that Canon has refused to stand behind their cameras. People who have
payed 200$ or more for their Canon cameras now have to pay another 150$
for the repair of the E18 error, in some cases even if the camera is still
A Chicago law firm, Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, filed a class action lawsuit against Canon. However, as ConsumerAffairs.com reports, a United States district
court judge in New York has decided not to allow the lawsuit. Mr. Doherty, the lawyer from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, wanted to file a class action because of many
known defects of Canon cameras, with one of the most well-known being the E18 error. Doherty said that the judge only considered the defendant's version. You can read more on
Another law firm from California - Girard
Gibbs & De Bartolomeo LLP was looking
into the possibility of a class action suit against Canon. This is the
same company that filed a suit against Apple, Mitsubishi and Sony.
UPDATE: It seems that Girard Gibbs & De Bartolomeo LLP have decided not to go on with the
class action, since the form for unsatisfied consumers willing to participate in the class action has been taken of from their web site.
So, for now, we can only suggest you to try and repair the lens error by yourself or file
a complaint at ConsumerAffairs. They make their complaints available to class action lawyers, so you should be notified if your case is ever considered for a lawsuit.