By: Diane Benjamin
After I posted the Rivian video story I was contacted by an employment lawyer in California. He has filed one lawsuit against Rivian and has another one in the works.
Previous story: https://blnnews.com/2020/08/19/anybody-asking-rivian-questions/
This is information only, until this case runs it’s course the facts presented have to be considered conjecture. See the amended filing:
The lawsuit has some of the same allegations Tesla made in their lawsuit, but it also has new details.
Start with the guy who filed this lawsuit had worked for Rivian since 2018 and that he is Canadian. I do know local people have been asking questions about Rivian hiring from out of the country, I heard Europe. Some suspect the $1 million Rivian let Normal keep was to quiet these talks, of course nobody locally will confirm that.
The Plaintiff was a Senior Development Engineer. Rivian fired him in March 2020.
I have been getting “alerts” on Rivian for awhile. Every story mentioning them is emailed to me. I’ve seen numerous stories on this one: https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/rivian-r1t-long-way-up-camera-truck-2942537/
Most of the stories praised Rivan’s pickup truck for a filmed 13,000 trip from Patagonia to Los Angeles. The lawsuit alleges facts not in any of the stories.
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Read more details at the bottom of PDF page 10 and following, fraud is alleged.
The Rivian vehicles were not featured in this documentary, they were support vehicles. This will air on September 18 on Apple TV. It will be interesting to see if any of the allegations in this lawsuit make the show.
Keep in mind, right now this is only a lawsuit, not proven facts. The amended suit was just filed, it will take time to adjudicate.
I don’t have Apple TV, if you do please watch and report!