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Michigan, Tesla settle suit over direct vehicle sales – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: A Tesla logo is seen at a groundbreaking ceremony of Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tesla Inc and the state of Michigan confirmed Wednesday they have resolved the company’s 2016 lawsuit challenging the state’s refusal to allow the company to sell vehicles directly to consumers.

The Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office said a resolution filed in U.S. District Court recognizes “that any Michigan resident may lawfully buy a Tesla and have it serviced in Michigan.”

The stipulation also says Tesla may “operate under existing Michigan law; sell cars to Michigan customers as long as the sales contract indicates the sale took place in a state other than Michigan; and, indirectly own service and repair facilities in Michigan through a subsidiary, Tesla Michigan.”

Reuters and other outlets reported the expected settlement on Tuesday. Unlike other automakers, Tesla does not sell its…

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