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Tesla Urges Arbitration For Most Acceleration-Defect Plaintiffs

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Tesla Urges Arbitration For Most Acceleration-Defect Plaintiffs

Law360 (July 28, 2020, 6:34 PM EDT) — Tesla has asked a California federal judge to toss a majority of the named plaintiffs from a proposed class action alleging its vehicles abruptly accelerate without warning, arguing the customers signed binding arbitration agreements when they purchased their cars.

Of the 23 named plaintiffs from an amended complaint filed in July, Tesla on Monday urged U.S. District Judge James V. Selna to dismiss the claims of all but five of them and compel them to enter arbitration. 

“Each of the plaintiffs at issue in this motion agreed to resolve their disputes with Tesla only in individual arbitration, and they should not be…

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