Tesla Can Subpoena Tech Bigs To Preserve Ex-Worker's Email

Law360 (June 26, 2018, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Tesla Inc. on Monday won a Nevada federal judge's approval to subpoena Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to preserve email and cloud storage content belonging to a former process technician the automaker has accused of stealing confidential company data and trade secrets and siphoning them to third parties.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Valerie P. Cooke signed off on Tesla's emergency request to issue document preservation subpoenas to the technology giants, which are not parties to Tesla's lawsuit against Martin Tripp, a former process technician at Tesla's Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada.

Disgruntled after being assigned to another job, Tripp purportedly retaliated...

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