Tesla has officially dismissed a lawsuit against Alameda County to force the reopening of its Fremont, California factory.
The dismissal granted Wednesday closes the loop for a fight between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and county health and law enforcement officers. The lawsuit, filed on May 9 after Musk threatened to sue and move operations out of the state, sought injunction and declaratory relief against Alameda County. Reuters was the first to report the dismissal.
The lawsuit was filed after Tesla's plans to restart production at the Fremont plant were thwarted by the county’s decision to extend the stay.Adopted at home to curb the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Despite the county orders, Musk reopened the factory two days after the lawsuit was filed.
Production at the company's Fremont facility, which assembles the electric vehicles, has been discontinued since March 23, following orders from Alameda County and California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Musk had based the reopening on newer guidelines from Newsom This enables manufacturers to resume operation. However, the governor's guidelines contained a warning that local governments could maintain more restrictive rules. Alameda County, along with several other counties and cities in the Bay Area, expanded the Orders stay at home until end of May. Orders have been revised and some of the restrictions have been relaxed. However, the manufacturing order was not canceled.
Tesla and district officials continued to negotiate, even when the company called the workers back and prepared to resume production. The county agreed to allow Tesla to further increase the minimum b. B.Asian operations to prepare for operations.