Former Tesla Worker Has  Award for Racism

2 Weeks to Accept $15m

Diaz was a former

 elevator operator at Tesla’s assembly plant in California. He accused Tesla of racial discrimination.

In an order released on

 Tuesday, Orrick reaffirmed his decision to reduce the jury’s award from nearly $137 million to $15 million.

He stated that Diaz had

no controlling question of law to justify an immediate appeal of the reduced award.

Orrick further explained that

 permitting an immediate appeal “would further delay [the] resolution of a case that is already five years old.”

Lawyers representing Diaz disagreed

 with Orrick’s statements. They said a question of law related to damages for emotional distress justified an immediate appeal.

Judge Orrick

 reduced the jury’s award to Diaz on April 13.

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