The Wisconsin man who last week achieved national attention when he sued Tesla under the lemon law has publicly said he will settle.
But first Tesla must meet his demands: the green automaker must refund him $108,600 and pay his attorney fees. He will return the Tesla to them and the lawsuit will be dismissed.
Tesla has until 5 p.m. CST April 22 to accept the deal from Robert Montgomery and his attorney, Vince Menga.
Tesla has publicly called the lawsuit meritless and even questioned Montgomery’s character in their response, which was issued on their blog.
Per the “offer of settlement”: “It is disturbing that Tesla Motors, without basis in law or fact, accuses its customer of tampering with a fuse in order to gain advantage under the Wisconsin Lemon Law,” Megna wrote. “This tactic is effective in social media where my client’s character has been brutally attacked. However, in the courtroom, meritless allegations will be replaced by Tesla’s own confirmation of vehicle problems and 66 days in the repair shop.”
Menga goes on to say that as a lawyer, he can handle such “aggressive” attacks, “But when my client – a medical doctor who cared for U.S. soldiers in war – gets the same onslaught, that’s when the line is drawn. After all, all he ever asked for was a refund for a bad car.”
No word yet from Tesla on if they will settle with Montgomery and Menga.