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Tesla is building a hardcore litigation department whose main goal will be to seek justice, not victory at any cost. Elon Musk said the department will never seek victory if a company is justly sued, but will never give up if the case is unfair.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company is building a hardcore litigation department that will directly initiate and execute lawsuits. He said the team would report directly to him. The head of the company made two commitments about how the department would work:
- The department will never seek victory in a just case against the company, even if it will probably win.
- The department will never surrender/settle an unjust case against the company, even if it will probably lose.
Those wishing to apply should send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. A CV should contain 3 to 5 bullet points describing evidence of exceptional ability. In addition, Musk asked to include links to cases that the candidates tried. He is looking for real fighters who are ready to fight in the battles for justice in the courtroom.
My commitment:— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2022
- We will never seek victory in a just case against us, even if we will probably win.
- We will never surrender/settle an unjust case against us, even if we will probably lose.
As can be seen from the description, the main goal of Musk and Tesla is to seek justice at any cost. He made it clear that Tesla is ready to admit his mistakes and does not intend to oppose fair punishments. At the same time, the company will strive to win if the accusations are not fair.
Tesla has been the subject of many lawsuits in its nearly two decades of existence. The company actively resisted unfair accusations in court, defending its good name. However, now the manufacturer wants to go on the offensive and move from defense to attack. Apparently, Musk is “out for blood” and seeks to restore justice, which has been violated for years. “Looking for hardcore streetfighters, not white-shoe lawyers like Perkins or Cooley who thrive on corruption. There will be blood,” he wrote.
Looking for hardcore streetfighters, not white-shoe lawyers like Perkins or Cooley who thrive on corruption.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2022
There will be blood.
When Tesla faced a wave of unfair accusations in China in 2020, the company created a legal department. To date, most of the accusers have admitted that they lied about Tesla, some of them have been found guilty in a courtroom, and trials are ongoing in other cases. The manufacturer's aggressive self-defense has worked well, so it makes sense to repeat this strategy in the US, where the company and Musk himself are faced with a huge stream of lies often spread by the media.
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