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Consumers allege Bosch Solar Energy breached warranty with defective solar panels

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California husband and wife have filed a class-action lawsuit against a solar panel manufacturer over allegations panels manufactured during a certain period are defective and pose a fire risk.

Steve R. Rojas and Andrea N. Rojas filed a complaint on Sept. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Bosch Solar Energy Corp. and Does 1-20 alleging breach of express warranty and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Oct. 1, 2012, they purchased Bosch solar panels that were recalled by the defendant after five years due to a defect that is a fire risk. The suit states the defective panels were manufactured and marketed between October 2011 to May 2013.

They allege they requested a replacement but the defendants failed to do so despite numerous requests. 

The plaintiffs hold Bosch Solar Energy Corp. and Does 1-20 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to adequate disclose the defects to purchasers before and after their awareness of the defects.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory damages, injunctive relief, costs, and attorneys' fees. They are represented by John D. Green of Farella Braun & Martel LLP in San Francisco; David M. Birka-White of Birka-White Law Offices in Danville, California; and Steven T. Knuppel of Law Offices of Steven T. Knuppel in Danville, California.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 5:18-cv-05841-NC 

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Farella Braun + Martel LLP Law Offices of Steven T. Knuppel U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division

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