Breaking: SpaceX cleared of $6 million wrongful termination suit

The verdict was 9-3 today as Elon Musk’s SpaceX was cleared of a technician’s $6 million wrongful termination suit, according to LexisNexis’ Law360 website.

Jason Blasdell, a former avionics technician, alleged that he was wrongfully fired for alerting management to falsified rocket-part testing data.

Jurors deliberated for a little less than three hours before finding that Blasdell’s discharge was not substantially motivated by his reporting of a “reasonably-based suspicion of a violation of a law,” thereby leading to the case’s dismissal.

CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to celebrate:

According to California Labor Law News, court documents say that he initially received positive performance reviews while tasked with testing various avionics components of the Falcon 9 rocket.

Breaking: SpaceX cleared of $6 million wrongful termination suit
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