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A newly unsealed lawsuit alleging that Tesla Inc.’s board of directors failed to appoint a general counsel who could stand up to controversial CEO Elon Musk highlights the limited options that company counsel have when dealing with difficult bosses. 

Tesla investor Chase Gharrity alleges, in a derivative suit filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery, that the Palo Alto, California-based electric vehicle maker’s board has been unable to control Musk and his “increasingly erratic behavior and misconduct.” 

Phillip Bantz

Phillip Bantz is a reporter for Corporate Counsel. Follow him on Twitter @PhillipBantz.

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