Tesla lawsuit claiming Autopilot is ‘false advertising’ allowed to proceed
A lawsuit against Tesla from two Santa Barbara, California, brothers who claim Autopilot is false advertising is being allowed to proceed to its next phase after the automaker’s several attempts to have it dismissed.
Judge Thomas Anderle ruled earlier this week that Alexandro Filippini vs. Tesla, Inc. will be allowed to proceed and could be heard by a jury if an out-of-court settlement is not reached. In February 2020, case 20CV01141 was filed with the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, where Filippini, along with this brother, Iaian, claimed Tesla employees misrepresented the capabilities of the Model S sedan that they purchased in 2016. The brothers claim that they were told the vehicle was fully autonomous, the Santa Barbara Independent reported.
According to the lawsuit, the brothers had inquired with Tesla staff regarding the capabilities of the FSD Suite, indicating that they wished to work during their commute to their office. The salespeople reportedly “not discourage that intention,” according to the lawsuit, but they “confirmed and encouraged plaintiffs’ expectations that the vehicle would be suitable for that purpose, …
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