28:1332 Diversity-Motor Vehicle Product Liability
A California federal judge Wednesday refused to toss a proposed class action alleging some Tesla vehicles are prone to sudden and unintended acceleration, saying the drivers sufficiently alleged a manufacturing defect and breach of warranty claims.
A proposed class of drivers claiming Tesla’s vehicles are susceptible to sudden and unintended acceleration told a California federal court that the automaker shouldn’t be allowed to scrap about half the lawsuit by improperly deflecting blame onto the drivers themselves.
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.
A South Korean actor has slapped Tesla Motors Inc. with a proposed class action in California federal court claiming he and a passenger were injured when his Model X SUV crashed through his garage and into his living room due to a sudden and unintended acceleration while he was parking.