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Tesla Demands Dealer Docs In Mich. Direct Auto Sales Fight

Law360 (February 7, 2018, 4:20 PM EST) -- Tesla told a Michigan federal judge Tuesday that the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association shouldn’t be allowed to hide evidence about its lobbying efforts supporting a 2014 state ban on car manufacturers selling vehicles directly to consumers, a law the electric car maker insists was an “anti-Tesla” amendment.

Tesla Motors Inc. filed a brief supporting its motion to compel the dealers association to hand over documents and communications related to its support of the 2014 Michigan law, which Tesla claims was enacted for protectionist purposes and pushed...
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Case Information

Case Title

Tesla Motors, Inc. v. Johnson et al

Case Number



Michigan Western

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


Janet T. Neff

Date Filed

September 22, 2016

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