Calif. Judge Gives Tesla Driver Last Chance To Plead Case

By Jonathan Capriel (March 28, 2022, 9:38 PM EDT) -- A Tesla owner is getting one last shot to refile his claims against the electric automaker over alleged suspension defects with his Model S vehicle, a California federal judge decided on Monday, warning the consumer to "plead his best case now" or "be dismissed with prejudice."

U.S. District Judge Haywood S Gilliam Jr., said Michael Ma, one of three named plaintiffs leading a proposed class action accusing Tesla Motor Inc. of "gambling" with lives, has failed to show the company knew of the alleged defects at the time of sale or engaged in fraud.

The judge's decision dismissed only Ma's claims,...

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