the automaker emerged victorious

Tesla’s lawyers may rely on the precedent set in two previous cases this year, from which the automaker emerged victorious.

In April, Tesla secured a win after a California jury determined the automaker was not to blame for a 2019 crash involving Autopilot.

Plaintiff Justine Hsu sued Tesla in 2020 for fraud, negligence and breach of contract, but was awarded no damages.

A few weeks ago, a jury sided with Tesla over allegations that Autopilot led to the death of Tesla driver Micah Lee in 2019.

The two plaintiffs, survivors of the crash, alleged that Tesla knew its product was defective and sought $400 million in damages. Tesla argued that the crash was the result of human error.