SpaceX Beats Tech's $6M Whistleblower Firing Suit At Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (June 7, 2017, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A California jury on Wednesday cleared Elon Musk's rocket startup SpaceX in an avionics technician's $6 million suit alleging he was wrongfully fired for informing upper management about falsified rocket-part testing data.

Jason Blasdell alleged that although he received positive performance reviews, he was fired after he told company officials that technicians were told to deviate from test procedures and sign off on improper testing. Above, a Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket launch in May. (AP) Jurors deliberated for less than three hours before returning with a 9-3 verdict, finding that former Space Exploration Technologies Corp. employee Jason Blasdell's discharge was not...

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