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Tesla Goes To Court In Louisiana

Could this change things at the state and national levels? Sure, with time. Does it change the day-to-day dealer mission of providing the best customer experience? Not so much.
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Tesla Goes To Court In Louisiana

Tesla has filed a suit against the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association, several LA Motor Vehicle Commission members, some dealerships in the state, and a partridge in a pear tree…

That's a lot of defendants, Elon. The EV maker says the 2017 ban on direct-to-consumer sales violates state and federal antitrust laws and infringes on its constitutional rights, namely interstate commerce. 

Aren't there already precedents for this? While many dealer protection laws have been in place since the 1950s, Tesla has been testing the fence and settled a similar suit in Michigan that allowed the company to service cars in the state through a subsidiary.

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