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Investor Suit Alleges Tesla CEO Musk’s Tweets Violate SEC Pact

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk has been sued by a shareholder who accused him of violating his 2018 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over his Twitter use. According to a complaint unsealed late Thursday in Delaware …

Former Tesla Employee Settles Over Theft of Trade Secrets, False Claims to Media

A former Tesla Inc. factory employee will pay Elon Musk’s electric car maker $400,000 after it accused him of tipping reporters about alleged production inefficiencies and delays, a court filing shows. The payment by Martin Tripp, a former process technician …

Safety Regulator Vows to ‘Closely Monitor’ New Tesla Self-Driving Software

The U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday it was closely watching Tesla Inc.’s release of a software version intended to allow its cars to drive themselves, saying it stood ready to protect the public against safety risks. Tesla on …

Advisor Drops Opposition to Tesla Director After Change in D&O Insurance

Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis said late on Tuesday it had recommended Tesla Inc.’s investors to vote in favor of re-electing Chairwoman Robyn Denholm after having earlier opposed her re-election in June. Glass Lewis said its recommendation changed due to …

Tesla Says Hedge Fund Is Behind Ex-Employee’s Lawsuit

Tesla Inc. says hedge fund Cable Car Capital LLC, which is shorting the company’s stock, is funding a former employee’s allegations that the company smeared him by accusing him of sabotage and stealing sensitive information. The carmaker said in a …

Tesla Invites Actuaries to Help It Create a ‘Revolutionary’ Insurance Company

Tesla, which has been testing an insurance product for its drivers in California, is preparing to build an insurer, one CEO Elon Musk says will be “revolutionary.” And he’s inviting actuaries to join his cause. “I would love to have …

Tesla Pays CEO Musk Nearly $1M for Controversial D&O Insurance Arrangement

Tesla Inc. is making a one-time payment of almost $1 million to Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk related to a controversial insurance arrangement he agreed to with the carmaker’s board earlier this year. The company is backtracking from plans to …

Companies Press Insurance Brokers for Workarounds to Rising D&O Costs

When Elon Musk said in April he was dropping the insurance policy that protects Tesla Inc.’s board from shareholder lawsuits, it got Skip McBride’s attention. To McBride, who used to manage law firm Bracewell LLP’s malpractice exposure, Musk’s decision to …

CEO Musk Replaces Tesla’s D&O Policy with ‘Personal Coverage’

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk is getting into the insurance business again, sort of. Musk has cancelled his company’s directors and officers insurance (D&O), replacing it with a promise to personally provide his board members with “equivalent” coverage to …

Judge Clears Way for Shareholder Suit Against Tesla, Musk Over Going-Private Tweet

A federal judge said Tesla Inc. and Chief Executive Elon Musk must face a lawsuit claiming they misled shareholders when Musk tweeted that he had secured funding to take his electric car company private in a $72 billion transaction. U.S. …