Judge orders new trial in Tesla worker’s race bias lawsuit

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Reuters

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) – A federal judge in California on Monday ordered a new trial on the damages Tesla Inc owes to a Black former factory worker who accused the company of race discrimination, after he turned down a $15 million award. U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco granted Tesla’s motion for a new trial a week after the former elevator operator, Owen Diaz, said he would not accept the judge’s award. Tesla and lawyers for Diaz did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A jury last October had awarded Diaz $137 million, one of the largest verdicts ever in …

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