Tesla Receives Approval to Move Forward With Trade-Secret Lawsuit Against Rivian

Tesla is moving forward with its lawsuit against Rivian Automotive, alleging that the company stole trade secrets.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed in July, Rivian employed at least 178 of its former workers. Seven of them are accused of leaking trade secrets and face legal action.

In a preliminary ruling on Monday, Santa Clara Superior Court, Judge William Monahan, denied Rivian’s request to dismiss the charge of misappropriation of trade secrets. In addition, he also refused to reject Tesla’s claims against its former employees.

He did, however, agree to dismiss Rivian’s intentional interference in contract claim, arguing that the trade secrets claim covered that.

Rivian is adamantly denying any misconduct. It argues that Tesla’s legal case is an attempt to eliminate all competition in the electric vehicle industry.

The case is Tesla Inc. v. Rivian Automotive Inc., 20CV368472, California Superior Court, Santa Clara County (San Jose).

Source: Bloomberg

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