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Tesla Fights Ex-Worker’s Move to Appeal Slashed Jury Award (1)

May 19, 2022, 2:34 PM

Tesla Inc. says a former contractor who won a $137 million jury verdict over racist abuse at its northern California factory is attempting an “improper end-run” around legal rules to appeal a judge’s order that would slash the award to $15 million.

Owen Diaz was given a deadline to choose this week between options offered by the judge -- accept the 89% reduction or start over with a new trial. He shouldn’t be allowed to instead ask a higher court to decide how much he should get in damages, the electric-car maker said Wednesday in a filing in San Francisco ...