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Panasonic Dismissed From Suit Over Allegedly Faulty Solar Panels

July 24, 2019, 5:54 PM

Panasonic Corp. of North America isn’t subject to suit in California for allegedly breaching a warranty for solar panels installed there, a federal court ruled.

Sanyo Energy (U.S.A.) Corp. made the panels and provided the warranty before it merged with Panasonic, according to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. But Panasonic, which has no contacts with California related to warranty claims, is the company that allegedly committed the breaches, Judge Edward M. Chen said.

Myra and Howard Dickert allege an installation company told them when they purchased the solar panels in 2005 that the panels would ...