Tesla Scores Win In Mo. Appeal Of Direct Sales Dispute

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 7:05 PM EST) -- Tesla can sell its electric cars directly to consumers in Missouri again after a state appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court's decision blocking the licenses that Tesla received to sell its cars, saying a dealership association didn't have standing to challenge the licenses in the first place.

A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals' Western District reversed Circuit Judge Daniel Green's August 2016 decision granting summary judgment to the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association in its lawsuit alleging the state Department of Revenue violated state law by granting licenses allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to customers instead...

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