U.S. electrical carmaker Tesla Inc has gained the dismissal of a defamation declare by a former worker it fired after figuring out he had leaked confidential firm information to a reporter, in line with a call filed on Thursday.
Tesla had sued Martin Tripp, who previously labored on the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada, in 2018, claiming he had admitted to writing software program that hacked the carmaker’s manufacturing working system, transferring a number of gigabytes of its information to 3rd events and making false claims to the media.
Tripp countersued over 4 statements made by Tesla and its Chief Executive Elon Musk associated to his actions, however a federal decide in Nevada stated not one of the statements was false, and Tripp couldn’t present precise malice.
The decide additionally stated she would grant Tesla’s unopposed motions to seal some supplies.
Tesla, Tripp and the regulation corporations main the case didn’t instantly reply when Reuters contacted them late on Thursday.
(This story corrects headline and textual content all through to clarify Tesla gained the dismissal of former worker’s defamation declare, not that Tesla gained its personal case.)