Bloomberg Law
Jan. 26, 2022, 3:00 PM

Tesla Like a `Plantation,’ Says Lawyer Who Won Cases for Workers

Dana Hull
Dana Hull
Bloomberg News

Before late 2016, Larry Organ considered electric car maker Tesla Inc. generally to be a force for good.

“At that time, my next door neighbor had a Tesla,” the 60-year-old civil rights attorney said from his office above a pizza parlor just north of San Francisco on a rainy December day. “I thought Tesla was an amazing company — they are trying to change the world and save the planet from global warming.”

Then he got a call from DeWitt Lambert — a call that would launch him on an odyssey on behalf of Black workers against what is now the world’s most valuable automaker.

Lambert, a Black ...

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