TORONTO - A Canadian court has dismissed attempts by Dell Canada Inc to stop a class action lawsuit dating back to 2007 involving 119,000 claims of faulty laptops, the law firm representing the action said on Monday.

The Toronto law firm, Rochon Genova LLP, said in a statement the class action would now be able to proceed against the computer maker.

The law firm could not be reached immediately for further comment, but said in the statement the class action is for customers who purchased Dell's 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150 and 5160 Inspiron laptop computers between March 2003 and May 2005.

The class proceeding was filed against Dell in 2007, alleging the laptops were defective.

Dell, which could not be reached for immediate comment on Monday, sought to stay the class action on two occasions in Ontario Superior Court.

Rochon Genova did not disclose the terms of the lawsuit.

Dell Canada Inc, with headquarters in Toronto, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dell Inc.

($1=$1.06 Canadian) (Reporting by Pav Jordan; editing by Peter Galloway)