Subclass: … equals subclass instance …

You have called withRedefinedSubclass, but EqualsVerifier has found an instance of the superclass and an instance of the subclass that are equal to each other. However, withRedefinedSubclass is meant for situations where the subclass adds state to it parent, and checks that in its equals method. In such cases, no instance of the subclass may be equal to any instance of its parent; otherwise your equals method will lose either symmetry or transitivity, whithout which it no longer follows the equals contract. For more details on this, please read this article by Odersky, Spoon and Venners.

To solve this, make sure that you follow the advice laid out by the article mentioned above. Or, if you didn’t intend to add state to the subclasses, you can also decide to mark the equals and hashCode methods as final, and remove the call to withRedefinedSubclass. That way, you can’t override equals or hashCode anymore, but you won’t have to complicate your equals method unnecessarily to make everything work, either. A last resort would be to suppress Warning.STRICT_INHERITANCE (and also remove the call to withRedefinedSubclass. That will disable the check, but will likely leave your equals method without symmetry or transitivity.