Landlord alleges he does not owe debt to Tesla Solar, Solar City

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

OROVILLE – A landlord alleges he does not owe a debt on a contract for solar panels that a tenant signed.

Hector Ramirez filed a complaint on Jan. 22 in the Butte Superior Court against Tesla Solar Inc., Solar City Corp. and Does 1 through 200 over alleged violation of Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

According to the complaint, in 2016, a tenant at the plaintiff's Chico property entered into a power purchase agreement with Solar City, which entailed the installation of solar panels on the roof of the property. The plaintiff alleges he had no contact with Solar City or its representative and did not sign the agreement.

The plaintiff alleges since June 2017, defendant Solar City Corp. and its successor-in-interest defendant Tesla Solar Inc. have attempted to collect a debt not owed by plaintiff under the contract.

The plaintiff holds Tesla Solar Inc., Solar City Corp. and Does 1 through 200 responsible because the defendants allegedly made false representations with the intent to coerce him into making payments and/or entering into a contract and assuming liability to make payments he does not owe.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, restitution and such other and further relief as the court may deem proper. He is represented by Stephan R. Wattenberg and Claire E. Greene of Law Office of Stephan R. Wattenberg in Chico.

Butte Superior Court Case number 19CV00220

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