Tesla Looks To Duck Half Of Unintended-Acceleration Suit

Law360, New York (April 3, 2017, 10:37 PM EDT) -- Tesla Motors Inc. on Friday told a California federal court to dismiss about half of a proposed class action accusing the automaker of building cars that are prone to sudden and unintended acceleration, saying the consumers' warranty claims are baseless because they deal with a design defect that's not covered by warranty.

Ji Chang Son, an Orange County resident and South Korean actor, sued Tesla in late December after he and a passenger were hurt as his Model X SUV crashed through his garage and into his living room when it unexpectedly accelerated while he was parking. Tesla is urging the...

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