Tesla claimed 5 million from the female owner and announced that it would continue to appeal, which aroused public attention
According to reports, the reputation infringement case between Tesla and Ms. Li in Xi'an has been adjudicated in the first instance. In this case, the court found that Ms. Li had violated Tesla's right to reputation and required her to publicly apologize to Tesla, pay 2,000 yuan in compensation, and bear 20,000 yuan in vehicle appraisal costs. The case arose from a traffic accident in March 2021 when Ms. Li was driving a Tesla vehicle in a collision.
Tesla initially demanded 5 million yuan in compensation from Ms. Li, but in the end, the court only awarded 2,000 yuan in compensation. Tesla said that the incident caused them huge losses, and the judicial evaluation agency estimated that Tesla's orders and goodwill could be lost as much as hundreds of millions of yuan. As a result, Tesla decided to appeal the verdict.
In this case of infringement of the right to reputation, the court commissioned an appraisal agency to conduct an appraisal of Tesla's vehicle, and the results showed that Tesla's braking system was not faulty and met the relevant technical standards. The results of this appraisal had a significant impact on Ms. Li's allegations.
The court judgment required the defendant Ms. Li to delete all remarks and comments made on Sina Weibo that damaged Tesla's reputation within 10 days after the judgment took effect, and apologize to Tesla in writing on Sina Weibo for no less than 15 consecutive days. In addition, Ms. Li also needs to compensate Tesla for 2,000 yuan in economic losses and rights protection costs.
The verdict confirms to some extent the normal operation of Tesla's vehicle's braking system and refutes Ms. Li's allegation that the brakes failed. This judgment fully reflects the significance of the court's authoritative judgment and professional appraisal of evidence. Tesla's request for compensation of 5 million yuan was not upheld by the court, which shows the court's cautious attitude on the issue of compensation.
However, it can be said that this case has had a non-negligible impact on Tesla's reputation. As a world-renowned electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla's product quality and safety have attracted much attention. Ms. Li's accusations have had a negative impact on Tesla's reputation, so it is necessary for Tesla to take legal measures to protect its legitimate rights and interests.
In summary, it is reasonable for Tesla to express its dissatisfaction with the first-instance verdict and appeal. The court's verdict also confirmed the proper functioning of Tesla's vehicle's braking system. The lawsuit has had a significant impact on both Tesla and Ms. Li, and has also raised public concerns about Tesla's safety and reputation. In such disputes, the court can better shape the fair and objective judgment result based on professional appraisal and ensure the realization of fairness and justice. Tesla's appeal will provide further legal protection for its rights and interests.
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