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    NHTSA probing Tesla for defects that cause battery fires

    2019-11-18T16:39:00Z

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into electric-car company Tesla over potential battery defects that allegedly cause its vehicles to suddenly burst into flames.

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    How to handle an unpredictable CEO like Elon Musk

    2019-06-04T15:28:00Z

    There are activist CEOs and rogue CEOs. And then there’s Elon Musk, whose name came up quite often in a Compliance Week panel discussion about what to do when a leader goes off the rails.

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    New compromise in SEC, Elon Musk battle

    2019-05-06T15:35:00Z

    A new proposal to combat Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s bad behavior has some at the SEC shaking their heads after Musk breached last year’s SEC agreement.

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    Tesla to phase out four board members

    2019-04-23T19:19:00Z

    Tesla disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that four of its directors eventually will be phased out, reducing the size of its board to seven.

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    SEC’s Twitter war with Elon Musk escalates with contempt claims

    2019-03-19T19:41:00Z

    The SEC made its final pitch to a federal court that Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk should be held in contempt of a previous order and settlement over what it says is unrepentant tweeting.

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    Tesla names new chief accounting officer

    2019-03-14T21:33:00Z

    Electric car maker Tesla disclosed in a March 13 securities filing that it has appointed Vaibhav Taneja as chief accounting officer, adding to the company’s long list of sudden executive departures and appointments.

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    SEC says Musk disregarded terms of Tesla settlement

    2019-02-26T12:30:00Z

    The SEC is asking a federal judge to decide whether Elon Musk, founder and CEO of  Tesla, violated the terms of a recent consent agreement and should be held in contempt of court.

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    Tesla adds two new independent directors

    2018-12-28T10:45:00Z

    As part of a deal reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission in September, Tesla has added two new independent directors to its board: Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, global chief human resources officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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    Top ethics and compliance failures of 2018

    2018-12-17T12:30:00Z

    The biggest ethics and compliance failures of 2018 feature some big names, such as Wells Fargo, Danske Bank, and Tesla, and highlight some key lessons for compliance officers.

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    Tesla names new chairman of the board

    2018-11-08T12:45:00Z

    Tesla has named a new chairman of the board, Robyn Denholm, to replace founder and CEO Elon Musk. She takes on the post after serving as CFO for Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company.

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    Legal, governance challenges persist for Tesla

    2018-11-07T01:00:00Z

    Having finalized a settlement with the SEC, Tesla now faces new controversies as the Justice Department and disgruntled investors take aim at the company and its mercurial founder.

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    Musk mocks SEC on Twitter

    2018-10-05T11:30:00Z

    Within days of reaching a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over what it says was “false and misleading” information delivered to investors via Twitter, Tesla founder Elon Musk is back online and taunting the regulator.

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    Three compliance lessons from Elon Musk’s SEC deal

    2018-10-01T16:45:00Z

    Elon Musk, Tesla, and the SEC have agreed upon a settlement to resolve potential securities fraud perpetrated by an August tweet. Important lessons and reminders for compliance officers rise to the surface of that document.

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    SEC targets Musk for ‘misleading’ Tesla tweets

    2018-09-27T18:30:00Z

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing Tesla for online comments made last month by founder Elon Musk about possibly taking the publicly traded company private, and is seeking to oust Musk as CEO.

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    Tesla chief accounting officer splits after one month on the job

    2018-09-10T09:30:00Z

    Tesla has yet another person to add to its list of quick departures: After just one month of being on the job, Tesla’s chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, provided notice that he was resigning from Tesla, effective immediately.

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    Hot and getting hotter in Tesla’s kitchen

    2018-08-27T14:45:00Z

    The real discussion surrounding Tesla and the recent tweet from CEO Elon Musk is a much-needed debate about boards of directors.

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    Tweets and the SEC

    2018-08-15T15:00:00Z

    A tweet last week by Tesla founder Elon Musk that he was considering taking the company private at $420 per share raises an abundance of questions for the SEC. How will the agency respond?

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    The many compliance lessons of Tesla

    2018-08-13T14:15:00Z

    One simple tweet from Tesla’s outspoken founder speaks to volumes of compliance and regulatory concerns.

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    Tesla names new chief accounting officer

    2018-08-09T14:30:00Z

    Tesla on July 30 appointed Dave Morton as its new chief accounting officer.

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    What is a business relationship?

    2018-07-25T08:30:00Z

    The Man From FCPA ponders the FCPA considerations of electric-car company Tesla putting the squeeze on its suppliers by asking them to refund monies Tesla had paid to them, as far back as 2016.