My commitment: – 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.
Please include links to cases you have tried
Looking for hardcore streetfighters, not white-shoe lawyers like Perkins or Cooley who thrive on corruption. There will be blood.
By Ramishah Maruf, CNN Business
Updated 1859 GMT (0259 HKT) May 23, 2022
New York (CNN Business)Elon Musk is going after Insider for publishing a story alleging he sexually harassed a flight attendant on a SpaceX corporate jet in 2016 — but the news outlet’s global editor-in-chief Nicholas Carlson is standing by his team’s reporting.
Musk tweeted Friday that his company Tesla is building a “hardcore litigation department,” adding in a later tweet, “there will be blood.”
The allegations were made by an unnamed source — a friend of the flight attendant — in the Business Insider story, but Carlson said the accusation met the outlet’s standards for publishing on “Reliable Sources” Sunday.
“Anytime you have a very powerful man and there are credible accusations that he’s done something wrong the way that he was accused of doing in this story,” Carlson said. “That’s absolutely and sort of obviously newsworthy.”
Carlson said that Insider hasn’t yet faced any legal threats as a result of publishing the story.
“We are prepared to defend the story vigorously,” Carlson said. “It’s the truth that we stand by our story which is based on documents and interviews. It speaks for itself.”
He also said Insider will continue to pursue the story.
“We’re going to look for more documents. We are going to pursue any leads that avail themselves to us,” Carlson said. “And when there’s more to say, we’ll say it.”
CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter asked Carlson if there was ever a moment of hesitation to publish a piece about the richest man in the world.
“It’s a little trepidatious given his enormous influence and wealth,” Carlson said. “We had to be sure, we had to be rock solid on this and we have great support in our corporate ownership.”
As someone who supports Tesla and has been harassed online by members of the anti-Tesla group “TSLAQ,” I think it’s good to see Tesla and Elon wanting to fight back. Both Elon Musk and Tesla have been the punching bag for the mainstream media for several years. From 2018 through 2020, Tesla was continuously attacked and extreme critics definitely went too far. They have target supporters on Twitter and have actually sued Tesla, Elon Musk, and sometimes customers. They have also tried to cause Tesla financial harm. These efforts have had effects on employee morale and surely on Tesla’s stock value. They have also created controversy for a company that is just focused on making products that don’t pollute our planet and are fun to use.
I only hope that the current chaos doesn’t drown out Tesla’s mission or distract Elon Musk from his other dreams. I don’t think it will, but politically, things have been intensifying and the focus has shifted from the company’s original focus on EVs.
Looking on the bright side, Tesla doesn’t need to advertise.
“There Will Be Blood” – Elon Musk Announces Litigation Department Amidst Allegations
Tesla’s CEO wants his firm to lawyer up.
May 22, 2022 at 8:22pm ET
By: Ben O’Hare
It’s been a rough few weeks for Tesla CEO Elon Musk. This time last month Tesla stock was nearing an all-time high and Musk was on the verge of buying Twitter. However, now the Twitter deal is stalling and Tesla stock has plummeted by over 30%. Meanwhile Musk is facing sexual misconduct allegations dating back to half a decade ago.
On Friday Musk announced on Twitter that Tesla was forming a “hardcore” litigation department that will report directly to him. Musk stated the department will “never seek victory in a just case against us” but equally it won’t ever surrender in the instance of an unjust case against Tesla.
Musk encouraged applicants to email firstname.lastname@example.org with 3-5 bullet points “describing evidence of exceptional ability”.