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Tesla seeks sanctions after dousing car fire suit

Discussion in 'News' started by Auzie, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Auzie

    Auzie Tree Hugger Member

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    Tesla seeks sanctions after dousing car fire suit

    Get them guys icon14.gif
     
  2. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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  3. Chickenlittle

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  4. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Good P.R. move anyways.
     
  5. Rebel44

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    I agree.
     
  6. callmesam

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    Sanctions are much easier under the law they cite vs any other civil claim. 50/50 odds but could be higher considering the harsh language of the judge.
     
  7. Larry93428

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    Go Tesla!
    I am so weary of the "EVs are for wimps and tree huggers" image.
    Yes, go get'em.
    ~Larry
     
  8. wycolo

    wycolo Active Member

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    > Get them guys [Auzie]

    But who are they? Only the winning team is ID'd since 'Privacy Rules Protect Perp'?
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  9. David99

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    This actually good on a different level. Now the case will hopefully make it into the news showing how silly those fire hazard warning are about the Model S and in general EVs.
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I'm thrilled to see this.
     
  11. SteveW25561

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    Even if they aren't successful, Tesla is making it clear they won't stand by and be defamed by frivolous suits. It sends a clear message that they will defend their safety record and I hope this discourages other baseless suits. It might reduce the likelihood of news sound bites saying "Tesla faces lawsuit over fire" which are reported even before judgement is made, regardless of how baseless the suit is.
     
  12. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    Given all the negative press the fires themselves attracted originally (and for weeks thereafter in opinion pieces), it would only be fair if the news media ran with this story and trumpeted it from the highest ramparts, over and over again.
     
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    Coincidentally, TM twitted yesterday that Model S world-wide fleet exceeded 1B driven kilometers (625M miles). Counting the three fires involving the MS during this period, this works out to be one fire per 208M miles driven, which is based on the statistics used in Elon's blog post back in October of last year 10 times less likely than in gasoline car, and counting.

    Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) | Twitter

    Model S Fire | Blog | Tesla Motors
     
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    Probably, but it will give others pause if they understand Tesla will bite back.
     
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    This is great news!

    Too bad Tesla didn't take this approach with that lemon law case.


    Sanctions are applied based on legislation and common-law principles and have nothing to do with whether "fellow legal professionals" are protecting each other, as this statement implies. I can show you numerous cases where judges have reamed out lawyers and applied sanctions for frivolous lawsuits.
     
  16. Xenoilphobe

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    Smoke em! love the reference to the PSLRA and frivolous litigation comment. Wonder what Elons billable rate per minute?
     
  17. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Get 'em Tesla!
     
  18. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The lemon law case was so clearly a case of lawyer trolling, that it would have done more harm than good for Tesla to pursue it. This case is different because it clarifies that there is no fire safety issue, and the harsh language of the judge made it really clear what was happening. I hope Tesla gets the sanctions.

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    It would have to be cut in half since half his time is at SpaceX :)
     
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    shame the linked article won't let you reading without signing up for an account. Obnoxious popup.

    anyway, go Tesla. I'm sure I'd feel safer in a Model S than any thing else...
     
  20. Auzie

    Auzie Tree Hugger Member

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    I did not have to sign up to read it. Perhaps try googling the title.
     

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