Tesla Sued In Fla. Over Car Crash That Killed Teens

Law360 (January 8, 2019, 10:44 PM EST) -- Tesla wrongly removed a device meant to limit the top speed of one of its 2014 Model S cars, which — combined with a flawed battery pack design — contributed to the deaths of two Florida teens in a crash last year, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in Broward County court.

The lawsuit, brought by the parents of the late Edgar Monserratt Martinez, alleges Tesla Inc. and its employee, James Constantino, bear responsibility for the teen’s death in the crash because they removed a device meant to stop the car from going faster than 85 mph.

“Had the 85 mph speed limiter/governor...

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