TEMPE, Ariz. - A Tempe-based solar system production company has agreed to settle a $350 million lawsuit brought by investors who bought or acquired company shares between April 2008 and February 2012.
The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday that the First Solar Inc. agreement settles a lawsuit filed in 2012, a day before jury selection was scheduled to begin.
Law firm officials representing investors say the lawsuit alleged that First Solar violated securities law by hiding a manufacturing defect.
Officials say tens of thousands of individual investors and other institutions were affected. Company officials say the settlement won't include an admission of liability, wrongdoing or responsibility.