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Musk Lawyers Up With Tesla Autopilot Among Washington’s Targets

May 24, 2022, 1:45 PM

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Hours before FX and Hulu released Elon Musk’s Crash Course, a New York Times documentary outlining how Tesla’s chief executive officer has oversold his company’s automated-driving capabilities, the billionaire made a foreboding Friday afternoon announcement.

“Tesla is building a hardcore litigation department where we directly initiate & execute lawsuits,” Musk tweeted. He wrote that the team would report directly to him and declared he was looking for “streetfighters” and “out for blood.”

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