...increase the push toward sustainable transport. However, poaching Tesla’s possible employees and developmental talent is not part of the deal and is the basis for why it decided to take Rivian to court.
Rivian denied any wrongdoing and responded to the lawsuit in mid-August 2020, stating:
“As is evident from the many defects on the face of its complaint, this lawsuit is driven by these improper aims, and Tesla’s desire to use the judicial system as a prop to deflect attention from Tesla’s own challenges, to foment fear, uncertainty and doubt about Rivian, and to provide the pretext to disparage Rivian and its own former employees in the press.”
Tesla claims at least 178 of its former employees have gone on to work at Rivian, the July complaint said.
The case will take place in California’s Superior Court in Santa Clara County. It is recognized as Tesla Inc. v. Rivian Automotive Inc., case number 20CV368472.