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Tesla Accuses Rivian of Poaching Employees, Stealing Secrets

  • Electric-vehicle giant alleges ‘alarming pattern’ at rival
  • Rivian has deal to produce 100,000 delivery vans for Amazon
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Tesla Inc. accused Rivian Automotive Inc. in a lawsuit of an “alarming pattern” of poaching its employees and stealing trade secrets.

The world’s leading electric-vehicle maker alleged that four of its former workers took highly sensitive proprietary information as they left to work for the rival startup, and Tesla said it suspects there are at least two more culprits.