Self-driving car startup Cruise has settled a lawsuit against its former cofounder Jeremy Guillory.The lawsuit came about after General Motors announced that it was buying the self-driving car company for a reported $1 billion earlier this year.
The settlement of the suit comes almost a week after GM completed the Cruise acquisition.
As part of the settlement, the parties have both agreed to dismiss their lawsuits.
According to the original Cruise filing, the startup argues that Guillory never had equity, wrote code, nor invested in the company, although he was listed on the application to Y Combinator.
Cruise requested a declaration that no part of the company belongs so the merger can move ahead "because Defendant frustrated Cruise's acquisition by GM".In that suit, Cruise claimed that Guillory "emerged from the shadows with his hand out within days" of the GM acquisition news.
"This case is about whether a founders agreement means anything in today s Silicon Valley start-up culture, or if naked ambition, a desire to take all the credit, conceit, and greed for the very last dollar now rule the day," the cross-complaint read.General Motors closed the acquisition of the company on May 13, although the final price or other terms won't be revealed until GM reports its second-quarter financial results this summer.NOW WATCH: This guy drove up the side of a bridge on a motorcycleLoading video...