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Walmart Withdraws Lawsuit Against Tesla

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Walmart and Tesla are patching up their differences, moving on from a now-settled lawsuit over defective Tesla solar panels that allegedly caused fires in seven Walmart stores. Back in August, Walmart accused Tesla of “widespread, systemic negligence” and demanded damages and the removal of the company’s solar panels from the more than 240 stores where they had been installed. Now the two companies seem to have come to an understanding.

In a joint statement published by CNBC, they said:

“Walmart and Tesla are pleased to have resolved the issues raised by Walmart concerning the Tesla solar installations at Walmart stores. Safety is a top priority for each company and with the concerns being addressed, we both look forward to a safe re-energization of our sustainable energy systems.”

Read the full story at Fast Company.