A federal judge dismissed Nikola’s lawsuit against Tesla after the company stopped responding to court requests.
(Picture courtesy of Pixabay/PhotoMIX-Company) A federal judge has administratively ended Nikola’s $2 billion patent infringement lawsuit against Tesla, which was filed in 2018.
The complaint was taken off the docket of the North District Court of California because the two automakers failed to respond. Nikola has been given until Oct. 6 to provide justification for the case’s continuation.
Otherwise, the lawsuit will be dismissed permanently by the court.
Nikola’s case against Tesla was thrown out.
According to The Verge, Judge James Donator stated in an order that Nikola has “dropped the ball,” and the 2018 action is pending without explanation or good reason.
The matter has been administratively closed, and Nikola has been told to show cause in writing by the court. It must be delivered by October 6th. Nikola must persuade the court to keep the case alive, or it will be dismissed due to a lack of prosecution.
Over the last few months, both corporations have stopped responding to the court’s inquiries. According to Donato, the court requested that the two vehicle firms establish fresh hearing dates for the issue on July 7. Neither corporation, however, responded to the request.
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Because of the lack of response, the court vacated other claim construction procedures on Sept. 2. Neither corporation had informed the court of suggested new hearing dates as of Sept. 30.
According to Freight Waves, both Tesla and Nikola spokespeople declined to comment on the matter.
Nikola has had to devote a significant amount of time and money to resolving a number of business concerns. Trevor Milton, the company’s founder, was charged with fraud after short-selling the research firm Hindenburg Research after it went public last year.
According to Forbes, Milton was also accused of fabricating a video of the company’s truck travelling down a road.
The automaker carried out its own examination into the charges of fraud, and discovered that some of them were real. Milton was charged with multiple counts of fraud by the Department of Justice in July, while the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil case.
Nikola Tesla was accused of infringing on patents by Nikola.
Nikola accused the automaker of infringing on patents it had filed for hydrogen-powered trucks in a lawsuit filed in 2018.
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