When companies in Florida or elsewhere order products from another entity, they typically expect the items to work as intended. Not only can a defective product prove costly and/or time-consuming to replace, in some cases, a faulty item could also create a potential safety hazard. Walmart has recently filed a lawsuit that accuses Tesla of breach of contract after claiming that solar panels caused several of its stores to catch on fire.
According to reports, Walmart filed the lawsuit after solar panels the company had purchased from Tesla caused fires to erupt at as many as seven of its department stores. The company says the fires caused significant damage to several of its stores, and it also asserts that it was forced to evacuate each building with each incident. Walmart reportedly claims that an inspection of the solar panels at some of its stores revealed numerous defects.
Walmart has also accused Tesla of sending individuals who lacked the necessary training and experience to install the devices at its stores. The company has accused Tesla of breach of contract and negligence and is seeking restitution for damages to its stores. Walmart has also requested that the other company remove the solar panels from each of its stores.
With a great deal at stake, those who encounter a potential breach of contract may find it helpful to seek guidance on their available legal avenues as soon as possible. When facing such a dispute, a person in Florida could choose to consult with an experienced attorney for guidance on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can examine the circumstances a client is facing and assist in seeking the restitution entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.