The Generac Solar Energy Systems litigation focuses on allegations that energy tech giant Generac’s PWRECell System components are defective and potentially dangerous as the systems malfunction and overheat, causing shutdowns and several reported fires

On July 18, 2023, the Judge Lynn S. Adelman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin issued an Order naming Lieff Cabraser Nashville Office Managing Partner Mark P. Chalos as Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in the nationwide marketing and sales practices and products liability litigation against Generac Solar Power Systems over claims its PWRCell System components are defective and potentially dangerous.

As detailed in Plaintiffs’ Complaint, Generac Power Systems’ PWRCell System components can malfunction and overheat, causing system shutdowns and loss of energy production. The malfunctioning and overheating of components in the Generac systems have been linked to several reported fires. Generac did not disclose the defects to consumers, and has not recalled the units, nor has Generac informed the public of the ongoing safety risks its systems pose and that the systems do not meet the representations Generac made about their quality, function, and safety. The systems at issue include the PWRCell System with SnapRS 801 and SnapRS 801A switches.

“It is a privilege to be appointed to serve the consumers who purchased these problematic Generac solar power systems,” notes Chalos. “We look forward to moving the litigation forward and getting relief for these families.”

The Court’s Order will govern the practice and procedure of all Generac cases transferred to the Wisconsin federal court by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, and its provisions for Mark and the other co-lead counsel will guide their coordinated efforts to set plaintiffs’ position on all matters arising in the litigation, coordinate discovery, conduct settlement negotiations, and generally monitor and administer all plaintiff efforts in the case.

Learn more about the Generac Solar Energy Systems defective products litigation.

About Mark P. Chalos

The Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, Mark P. Chalos (twitter: @mpchalos) represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries and families whose loved ones died due to the negligence or misconduct of others. In the national opioids litigation, Mark represents counties and cities across the U.S., as well as Native American Tribes and health benefit plans. Most recently, Mark served as trial counsel in the national bellwether trial on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, which resulted in a successful verdict for plaintiffs.

Mark has tried cases to juries and judges around the country. He serves in the leadership of numerous class actions and multidistrict litigations. He is president of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, a frequent speaker at legal seminars nationwide on a variety of civil litigation topics, and is regularly cited by top-tier media outlets.

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