Family Of Japanese Man Struck By Tesla Fights To Sue In US

Law360, San Francisco (September 8, 2020, 7:22 PM EDT) -- The family of a Japanese pedestrian killed in a crash involving a Tesla vehicle engaged in Autopilot, the electric vehicle's automated driving function, urged a California federal judge Tuesday not to dismiss their wrongful death lawsuit against Tesla, saying moving the case to Japan threatens to limit design-related discovery.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen said during a remote hearing Tuesday that if the case remained in California, where Tesla is headquartered, then discovery conducted in Japan, where the crash occurred, could prove to be cumbersome and limited.

However, Judge van Keulen also said that if the case is moved to...

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