More than 100,000 Canadian students, teachers and parents have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that a coursebook in the U.S. textbook “Ditch that Book” is riddled with errors.
The class action lawsuit filed Monday says that the book, published by McGraw-Hill Canada, is rife with errors, inaccuracies and false information, and that students and teachers are not adequately protected from it.
The suit seeks class-wide damages for wrongful termination, breach of contract, negligence, negligence on behalf of the class and other alleged damages.
McGraw Hill Canada said in a statement it was reviewing the lawsuit and was looking into it.
“The book is a valuable resource to all students and their teachers,” the statement said.
“We are looking into this matter and will provide more details as the investigation progresses.”
The complaint also alleges that the textbook was sold to a U.K. retailer for a hefty price.
In the U., it’s known as the British edition, and its price has not been disclosed.
The textbook was released in 2014, according to a statement from McGrawhill.
“This edition is in the British Library and is available for purchase from this country,” the company said.
The U.KS. edition is available through the British Bookshop.
The publisher’s website says it has been in print since 1985.
“As a result of its inclusion in the BBL, the book has become an essential resource for teachers and students, both in the classroom and beyond,” the McGrawHill statement said, adding that it is “currently reviewing the matter and has no further comment at this time.”
A spokeswoman for the U of K said she could not comment on the legal proceedings.
The company also released a statement saying that “no claims of class-based discrimination are made by any Canadian in this case, including Canadian students.”
She added that the UK. edition of “Dine Out” is available on Amazon.com.
“In our review, we identified a number of errors that appeared in this book, and we took immediate steps to correct these.
We have not yet determined whether we will remove this book from sale,” the spokeswoman said.