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March 28, 2023, 2:32 PM

Tesla Lawyer Asks Jury to Cut Award in Race Discrimination Case

Malathi Nayak
Malathi Nayak
Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s lawyer asked the jury in a damages trial over racism at a California plant to focus on how much money the victim of the abuse should get and not on changing the world.

The five-day trial that started Monday is a redo for Owen Diaz, a former contractor who complained of racial taunts and threats at the electric car-maker’s plant in Fremont, California. Two years ago Diaz won a $137 million verdict, one of the largest jury awards in US history in a discrimination lawsuit by an individual. After the judge decided the amount was too high ...

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