Tag Archives: contract law

Diaz v. Tesla: Straight from the Jim Crow Era?

NINA GRISCELLI—In October 2021, a San Francisco federal court ordered Tesla to pay $137 million in damages to Owen Diaz, a Black former worker who accused the company of turning a blind eye to discrimination and racial abuse at the company’s plant in Fremont, California. As a former contract elevator operator at one of Tesla’s […]

When a Counteroffer Becomes an Open Offer

MADISON LEVINE—When negotiating plea deals under recommended sentencing guidelines, a judge may offer a downward departure to a defendant only when there exists an open offer by the state. According to State v. Lago, “the Court is prohibited from extending or accepting a plea that would result in a downward departure sentence once the state’s […]