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Tesla ADAS Lawsuit Update: Tesla Calls for Dismissal Claiming Failure is not Fraud

January 13, 2023 Blog,Class Action,Class Actions

The law firm of CaseyGerry is representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Tesla for misleading marketing practices regarding the capabilities of their Advanced Driver Assistance Systems technology (ADAS).

The lawsuit, which was filed in September of 2022 alleges that Tesla misled customers on the true capabilities of their self-driving technology.

Reports of accidents due to the failure of the ADAS to operate as marketed, raised concern to the validity of the numerous claims put out by Tesla CEO, Elon Musk and the company. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of  Rancho Murieta resident, Briggs Matsko.

In a November 2022 hearing, Tesla’s legal team requested dismissal of the lawsuit stating that, “Mere failure to realize a long-term, aspirational goal is not fraud.” The plaintiffs law firms disagree.

According to an article by the LA Times, if Tesla is successful in dismissing the case, they will NOT be required to present information to prove or disprove their claim that it was indeed failure not fraud.

However, if the case were to proceed, Tesla employees involved in the project could be required to provide information on the technology, and documentation showing if the actual capabilities (and predicted capabilities) aligned with the marketing messages, will be made public.

As discussed in a previous blog post on the lawsuit, Tesla car owners reported that purchasing decisions were influenced by the car makers’ marketing claims that Tesla vehicles were fully self-driving cars or were expected to be in the near future. You can read the previous blog post on this lawsuit here.

You can learn more about Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) on our website.

If you have purchased a Tesla vehicle as a result of Tesla’s marketing practices, you may have a legal right to compensation. Please contact the CaseyGerry law firm at 619-238-1811 to speak to an attorney. Or use the form below:

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