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Judge Dismisses Massachusetts Group's Lawsuit Against Tesla

Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association attempted to prevent Tesla from doing business in the state.

Published: 06-Jan-2013

A Superior Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit against electric carmaker Tesla Motors by the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association -- which claimed Tesla did not have the right to sell vehicles in the state.

The judge dumped the lawsuit on grounds that the dealers association "lacked standing" and "failed to state a claim," according to Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA).

In November a judge denied a restraining order that would have stopped Tesla from selling cars in Massachusetts, also brought by the auto dealers group. Tesla was granted a dealer's license in the town of Natick in Massachusetts in December.

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