Tesla Sued Over Fla. Driver's Crash While Using Autopilot

Law360 (October 30, 2018, 10:07 PM EDT) -- Tesla was hit Tuesday with a personal injury and consumer protection lawsuit by a Florida man who allegedly suffered spinal and brain injuries when the autopilot feature in his Tesla Model S car apparently failed and crashed into a disabled car at high speed.

Plaintiff Shawn Hudson is seeking to hold the Palo Alto, California-based electric carmaker liable for the Oct. 12 crash, because it allegedly misleads drivers into believing they can rely upon the autopilot system, which it markets as allowing the vehicle to complete trips with minimal driver input, as a safe feature.

"Through a pervasive national marketing campaign...

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