Ziccarello v Sanyo Energy (U.S.A.) Corp.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY

Case No. 2:19-CV-16623

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  •  A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit with Sanyo Energy (U.S.A.) Corporation, Sanyo North America Corporation, and Panasonic Corporation of North America (together called the “Defendants”).  The lawsuit claims certain Sanyo-brand solar panels “delaminate” over time, which may sometimes result in power loss.  Defendants deny the claims in the lawsuit, and that they did anything wrong.

  • The Settlement generally includes anyone who purchased and installed Sanyo-brand solar panels from model series HIP-xxxBA2, BA3, and BA5 model series for residential use, or purchased residential property with Sanyo-brand solar panels from those model series installed on it. For more information about the solar panel models included in the Settlement  see FAQ 3.

  • The Settlement will provide replacement panels or cash payments for eligible individuals; and Defendants will pay notice costs, administration costs, a $5,000 service payment to the Class Representative, and $1.745 million in attorneys’ fees and costs.

This website contains important information about your legal rights.  Your legal rights are affected whether you act or not.


YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

OBJECT BY MAY 28, 2021You can write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement.  See FAQ 26.
EXCLUDE    YOURSELF BY MAY 28, 2021You may exclude yourself from the Settlement.  This is the only option that allows you to sue any of the Defendants about the claims in this case.  You will not get benefits from the Settlement if you exclude yourself.  See FAQ 21.
GO TO THE  HEARING ON July 8, 2021You may ask to speak in Court about the settlement.  See FAQs 28-30.
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM If the Settlement is approved, you can submit a claim to get benefits by the earlier of: 20 years from the date your panels were originally purchased or December 31, 2029.  See FAQ 19.
DO NOTHINGYou will give up any rights you have to sue Defendants about the claims in this case.  If you do not submit a claim by the deadline, you will not be able to get a solar panel replacement or payment from the Settlement.

• These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this website.

• The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement.  Benefits will only be provided if the Court approves the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved.  Please be patient.

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Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline

    Friday, May 28, 2021
    You must complete and mail your request for exclusion so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, May 28, 2021.
  • Objection Deadline

    Friday, May 28, 2021
    You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Friday, May 28, 2021.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date

    Thursday, July 8, 2021
    The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 8, 2021. Please check this website for updates.

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