A woman who claimed she suffered debilitating injuries while working as a janitor at Tesla's Fremont plant will get $13 million in a settlement.
The case had been set for trial in Alameda County. The agreement was reached Friday after a jury was selected but before opening statements began, according to Khail Parris, attorney for the plaintiff.
At the time of the 2014 incident, Parris's client Teodora Tapia was employed by Flagship Facility Services as a janitor at the Tesla plant.
According to Tapia's complaint, on the night of August 12, 2014, she was performing janitorial services when the driver of a Tesla car pinned her between his vehicle and another, and then struck her a second time. That driver was contracted by another staffing company, West Valley Staffing Group.