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Mich. Auto Dealers Must Give Tesla Info On Lobbying Efforts

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 4:21 PM EDT) -- After a hard-fought battle to dodge Tesla’s subpoenas, the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association must hand over documents about its lobbying efforts supporting a 2014 state ban on car manufacturers selling vehicles directly to consumers, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody granted Tesla Motors Inc.’s motion to compel MADA to turn over documents and communications related to its support of the 2014 Michigan law, which Tesla alleged is an “anti-Tesla” amendment that was enacted for protectionist purposes.

Judge Carmody gave the association...
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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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